Monday, July 28, 2014

Rainy Days and Mondays

Hello doggies and gentlemen and ladies too. This is a Daily Bone Special Report. I’m your damp doggie reporter Chester L. W. Spaniel.

It’s raining out! It’s raining real hard and we have flood warnings. There was a big thunderstorm last night, and Dad stayed up until it was over so we wouldn't be scared, and so our ghostwriter could sleep. (She didn't hear a thing!) Usually after a thunderstorm passes the rain stops. But not this time.

My non-moistened colleague Joseph (Joey dog) Spaniel and I took a peek out the back door this morning to assess the situation. There were puddles there because the gutters overflowed. Upon seeing this deluge, Joey dog turned away and said, no way Jose! He hates getting wet! I wasn’t too keen on going out in that either, but I did do a cursory scan of the yard for squirrels and chipmunks. 

I didn’t see any. I got up the nerve to make a quick foray along the foundation where mousies and shrews like to hide. If any were there recently, the rain washed their scent away. Then I realized I was getting soaked. 

I went inside and had a good roll in the blanket to dry off. I decided that if this keeps up, we doggies won’t get much patrol work done; and that the invading squirrels, chipmunks, and mousies were probably staying inside their own homes as well. 

After checking the weather report, I found out it's supposed to rain for the rest of the day and then for two more days. So, what do we do on a rainy Monday? Check in with our friends and family! 

Charlee Puppy got a new toy. 

Joanna had pictures of her camping trip. 

Jessy was trying on clothes that were not work clothes. 

Our friend Carol sent us a picture of ponies. I love the spotted ones! 

Jason and I made a selfie photo.

Joey dog said I forgot to include his food section in yesterday's TDB. So here it is. These are leftovers being packed up. Dad grilled all the meat: hot dogs, sausages, and hamburgers. He made enough other food for an occupying army, so everyone got to take leftovers home with them. Don't worry. There is still plenty left in the fridge for us. 

And we just may need it if this keeps up!


  1. Well, at least da fridge are well-provishined.

  2. Oh GUYz that CONSTANT Rain is a Royal Pain... BUTT it IS better than SNOW. RIGHT?????

    1. Here in WNY, we always say if it's not snow and ice, then it's OK! We also say if you don't like the weather, just wait a minute.

  3. Crikey sounds like you got a lot of rain. We were supposed to but it passed us by without incident. Gonna be a hot one over here so we are going out earlier than usual. Have a tremendous Thursday.
    Best wishes Molly

  4. Errrr Derrrh Tuesday not Thursday.
    Yilkes her brain has melted.

  5. Hi hi hi! Ojo here! Rain makes the scents on the earth very strong and layered and lovely to sniff, don't you think? I hope you had fun sniffing, despite the rain! And it's not Monday any more, even better!

  6. Very wet here as well, Princesses don't like the rain, messes their furs up
    Loves and licky kisses
    Princess Leah xxx