Hi everybody! Thanks for tuning in to The Daily Bone. I'm your ever watchful doggie host Chester L. W. Stephens.
Here I am standing in the grass today surveying my realm and everything in it. While I would be perfectly happy to have nothing but trees and grass, ghostwriter insists on growing flowers. For some reason she gets really angry if I should happen to pee on them or trample over them while doing my job for the Double Doggie Homeland Security System. Well, mousies sometimes run along the side of the house, and being a thorough and responsible doggie, I follow up on every lead. It's not my fault she plants flowers there too! But to humor her, we're going to show some pictures of the flowers that are blooming now. Most of these are in the front yard, which does not fall under my jurisdiction.
|Lily of the valley|
Apparently flowers can easily fall prey to a number of felons. For example, here is a pretty red beetle we spotted a couple days ago. Upon seeing this, ghostwriter immediately picked it off the plant and smashed it. It seems this little bug and its voracious family are responsible for the demise of all the beautiful Asian lilies she had in the front yard. Their grubs would eat the leaves and live inside piles of their own poo. Disgusting! She would spend hours picking these little buggers off the plants but couldn't keep up with the onslaught. The only survivors are a few Easter lilies by the back door, which she guards carefully the entire summer. I would gladly pee on those plants every day if it would keep those red lily beetles away; but she gave me a dirty look for that suggestion. Well, I tried!
There is a certain colony of ants living right next to the front walk. Normally we're not concerned about ants. They usually mind their own business. This bunch, however, seems intent on not letting anything grow in that spot. Perhaps I should pee on them, but ghostwriter said maybe a pinch of boric acid powder might be in order if they should get any delusions of grandeur.
We also saw an inchworm. We're not sure if it's one that might be a pest in the garden, so we just let it go about it's business. It was kind of funny to watch.
And now my amicable associate Joseph (Joey dog) Stephens would like to make an announcement.
The pear tree has had a successful bloom, and I'm glad to say we should be getting a lot of pears this year. Pears are delicious! I will keep you updated as they grow. And as always:
THE DOUBLE DOGGIE HOMELAND SECURITY SYSTEM
will be on the job guarding them from the Evil Squirrel Cartel!
Besides, there seems to be a bumper crop of pine cones for them to eat this year!
NO SQUIRRELS ALLOWED!