Monday, April 21, 2014

Hero Doggies and Compost Piles

Good morning. This is The Daily Bone and I’m your humble doggie host Chester L. W. Spaniel along with my erudite colleague Joseph (Joey dog) Spaniel.

Today is the Boston Marathon. Thousands of humans are gathered in one place to either run for a long time, or stand around and watch the humans who are running. From what I see in the news today, security is very tight, with extra cameras, police, and check points. The best part about it was a report about bomb sniffing doggies. It seems despite all their technology, the humans have never invented anything that’s better than a doggie’s nose for sniffing out dangerous things. There are lots of bomb sniffing doggies on duty in Boston today. Hooray for all you smart doggies!

I have been extra busy sniffing out mousies in the compost pile. I wonder what will happen when our humans finally get around to digging that thing over. I’d better be there to supervise, because who knows what might scurry out of there? (The Daily Bone will definitely be recording this event.) It seems the birds have been taking care of any worms in there, though. We see the robins and grackles digging up worms all day long.

Everyone should build a compost pile in their yard. All you have to do is, instead of putting the vegetable peels, grapefruit and melon rinds, moldy peppers, rotten potatoes, apple cores, wilted salad, damaged cabbage leaves, pineapple tops, Halloween pumpkins, broccoli stems, cauliflower leaves, weeds, grass clippings, leaves, and other yard waste in the garbage that goes to a landfill, you put all that stuff in a pile in your yard. Eventually this all gets turned into soil that you can use for your flower beds and vegie gardens.

Of course Joey dog has an important safety reminder about compost piles: May I have your attention please. According to the Yum Yum Coalition Safe Food Directory, humans should never put corn cobs into a compost pile if you have doggies. If they eat these, it might cause an intestinal blockage. To you doggies out there: it’s not a good idea to try to eat a moldy jalapeno pepper from the compost pile. Trust me, just don’t do it. And that’s a memo.

Oh, and here's a great doggie video that is endorsed by the Squeaky Party and the Yum Yum Coalition:

This just in: Joey dog found a whole cauliflower heart in the compost and proceeded to eat it all. He's going to be pretty gassy tomorrow!

Chomp chomp chomp. 

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