Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Stink Bugs, Zombie Brains, And Hurricane

Hello. This is The Daily Bone and I'm your serious doggie reporter Chester L. W. Spaniel. I have an important public service announcement for doggies and kitty cats everywhere. 

It's stink bug time. In Autumn, they start looking for a warm place to hide for the winter and often will come into your house. Yipes!

Today there was an invasion of stink bugs that were somehow coming in through the screen door. I did epic battle with the first two until I remembered they're called stink bugs for a reason! So all you doggies and kitty cats out there, as tempting as it is to chase a big bumbling buzzy bug, do NOT mess with them! They taste terrible and stink like crazy!

Oh look. There's another one! 

In other news, ghostwriter and Dad got out the screaming dragon roaring noisy machine scary stick grinder monster thing today. I had to wait in the house while they crammed sticks and branches into its screeching jaws. As they worked their way through the stick pile, they found this: 

Jiggly, gelatinous blobs of what looked like zombie brains were growing from this dead pine branch! Ghostwriter says it's probably some kind of fungus. 

Whoops! There's another stink bug! I'll watch it and bark at it until ghostwriter or Dad catches it and puts it outside. 

We are closely watching Hurricane Matthew tonight. Our Florida associate Miss Charlee lives in Boca Raton with her Jessy and Dan humans. 

The last we heard from them, they were getting ready to evacuate their house. 

Ghostwriter says she's going to be doing a lot of worrying for the next few days.

We'll be thinking about everyone who lives there and hope they all stay safe.

Thursday October 6, 2016 11:40AM

Miss Charlee here, your TDB Florida associate reporter. Our humans, Dan and Jessy have gone to a friend's house that is hurricane proof. Don't worry. I'm there too, and so are the birdies. Here's a picture of Frankie in her small birdie cage. She's still playing peek-a-boo. We hope we have our own house to go back to after the storm!

We will provide further updates when we can.


  1. zombie brains!!! yuck!!
    we are praying for our friends too
    Mr Bailey, Hazel & Mabel

  2. That fungus is way more eeuuwwww than even the stink bugs, BOL! Hope your furmily and all others in the oath of that big bad Matthew stay safe amongst all the peril of wind and rain.

  3. Our mom has been washing windows and finding tons of stink bugs in the window tracks. YUK!
    Our paws are crossed for Charlee and her family!

  4. Stink bugs and zombies and storms--oh my!! We're pawraying evfurrybuddy will stay safe and dry--and sweet-smelling!

  5. Chester
    GW did a great job with the title of your post. Mom cackled like a hen laying an egg.
    We saw our first EVER stink bug here a few weeks ago. Crazy stinky creepy crawling thing somehow wiggled its way under our new very tight window screens. No worries though the window was closed and the 2 leggers got rid of it.

    Sending purrs to all our friends in Florida and now to your friend Charlee and family.
    My guy Raz and his family are evacuating too.
    My human sis and BIL live on the NC coast about 10 miles from the Atlantic (as the crow flies).
    It is currently looking like Matthew will track east before reaching the NC coast.
    Hugs madi your bfff

  6. Prayers for everyone in the path of the hurricane. Prayers for you because you have zombie brains on your trees. And prayers there are no more stink bugs

  7. We get those bugs here also, the kittens mess with them, we do believe those are zombie brains so you must be very careful touching them for fear of becoming zombiefied. We are so happy your friends are safe. stella rose

  8. We do not like stink bugs either! I am glad that your friend is safe and we are sending our prayers to everyone in Matthew's path. ♥

  9. So far we don't have too many of those stinky bugs getting in our house but our pawrents have fun flicking them off the screens (when the bugs are on the outside). We are keeping our paws crossed for your family and all our friends in Hurricane Mathew's path.