Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Snow Melt

This is The Daily Bone. Welcome one and all! I’m your doggie host Chester L. W. Spaniel, along with my esteemed colleague Joseph (Joey dog) Spaniel.

Just when we thought we’d seen it all, the humans came up with yet another way to go eighty miles per hour down a long, curvy chute made of ice! First we had the bobsleds. Next was the luge. There was even a luge where two humans try to fit on a little tiny sled and the only way they can do it is by piling on top of each other. Now there is something called the Skeleton where one human goes face first down the chute on nothing but a sheet of plastic with runners and handles. We doggies can’t think of anything more dangerous! Then there’s snow boarding …

You know, when I first started to watch the Olympic games, I couldn’t understand why it was going on for two whole weeks. But now it seems there are so many ways to go down a mountain that two weeks is hardly enough to see them all. We doggies are wondering when the humans will start seeing who can go down the mountain the fastest on their rear ends! That’s probably how we doggies would go down an icy slope.

Joey dog and I have been having a good time with our own back yard winter sports for the past several weeks. However, the weather forecast calls for a stretch of warmer weather now, and we expect all the wonderful deep snow to melt. Our humans say they would rather it stay cold because the snow we track into the house is easier to clean up than mud. They’re also not looking forward to the mountains of doggie poop that will be revealed after hiding under the snow all winter.

So we went out this afternoon to have a little more fun while the snow is still here, and it was indeed melting fast. We got our feet soaking wet just running around in it.

Meanwhile, the Evil Squirrel Cartel continues its trespassing and theft missions. They have been spotted doing acrobatics while trying to eat the remaining hawthorn berries from the ends of the branches. Somehow, they found a way to reach the bird feeder that is perched in the dining room window. This will warrant some more diligent surveillance that might cut into our doggie nap times.

But we’re OK with that. The yum yum doggie treat rewards are worth it! And that’s a memo. 

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