Sunday, November 16, 2014

Winter Creeps In

Good afternoon friends and fans everywhere. This is The Daily Bone and I’m your dedicated doggie reporter Chester L. W. Spaniel.

I have been watching the weather report, and looking out the window. Every day it says we’re supposed to get snow, and every day we do get snow. But it’s only been a little sprinkling of it, and it doesn’t stick around. Meanwhile, other parts of the country are getting deluged with snow!

Funny thing about Rochester NY. Quite often big snow storms skip us. They either drop the snow to the south or the north, or else run out of snow by the time they reach us. I’m not worried, though. I’m sure we’ll get a big blizzard sooner or later. 

We got some snow pellets last night, but it was all melted by morning. 

There have been other signs of winter. The little Junco birdies have arrived and are visiting our birdie feeder. The local sparrows and finches are dressed in their drab winter feathers. Most of the robins are gone. But there are always a few that stay, and eat the hawthorn berries. The squirrels like hawthorn berries too. My esteemed colleague Joseph (Joey dog) Spaniel and I would rather have the birdies eat the hawthorn berries, since the squirrels have plenty of acorns to eat in the neighbors’ yard. So, we are on high alert. The bunnies have been sneaking into the yard at night to eat hawthorn berries from the ground. They left us a pile of "cocoa puffs" in exchange. I guess that's OK. 

The birdies love to hide in this bush.

The sky has been dismal and gray all day. 

When it's clear at night, you can see the constellation Orion rising in the east. In our part of the world, this means winter is coming for sure. It won't be warm again until Orion goes away! 

Our ghostwriter, and Dad too, have both been working on getting all their professional continuing education credits all done for the year. (Why do they always wait till November to do this?) Dad has been hiding out in his “man cave” working on these. I'll make sure it's peaceful and quiet in the house. Bark bark bark bark bark! Everybody shut up now! Bark bark bark bark bark! Don’t bother Dad! Bark bark bark bark bark bark! 

Now hear this! Bark bark bark! Be quite! Bark bark bark bark bark! 

OK snow. Where are you? 

Oh, I almost forgot. Yesterday there were lots of those noisy hover birdies flying around. Here's a picture we took 

We did a bit of research and found out these are called Chinook helicopters and they're used to lift and move heavy things and transport troops. The National Guard was practicing flying them. What does this have to do with the arrival of winter? Nothing. I just love to see flying machines.  


  1. Maybe the Blades of the Helly Choppers are cutting all the flakes up before they hit the ground... OR ELSE they are pushing them Away... like Snow Blowers...
    You guys can have ALL of Our snow when it comes here. WE don't want it.

  2. We's sposed to have some light snow tonight - dis snow in November stuff are crazy.

  3. I wait, and wait, and wait, and wait for snow that never comes Chester. I guess that's what happens when you live in California! Oh well, I can live vicariously through you (if you ever get any, that is! ☺)
    Oh, and I sure hopes your Pops appreciates your effort to keep everyone quiet while he works....
    Ruby ♥

    1. I'd send you some snow if I could, Ruby. We had lots of snow last year. Check out my post below. Lots and lots of fun in the wonderful snow!

  4. Those hawthorne berries are pretty darn popular un NY...did the Chinook birdies eat them too?? BOL
    Dory, Jakey, Arty & Bilbo

  5. We used to have some of those 'copters around here practicing too...but no longer, not even the warthogs (A-10's)The ANG here with those was moved to another location. Now we may get drones...Yikes! They sound scary.

    Hawthornes are pretty, but don't get pricked by their thorns. Um...hawthorne extract is good fur heart conditions, and blood pressure, I think.
    Maybe that's why the critters and birdies like them.

    We have snow coming down off and on...and tomorrow pawppy is travelling to Washington DC...he doesn't want to see that snow at all.
    But, the weatherman dude messed up and at least we did not get the 4-5 inches as he predicted. Just enough to made sliding over the roads a new driving game. OMD!

    Stay warm and cozy!

  6. Crikey .... what a good job you are doing keeping everything quiet for your folks to do their studying. Well done. Can't wait to see all the snow pics.

  7. Aren't bunny coco puffs just the best, Chester!

    Love ya lots♥
    Mitch and Molly

  8. I has never seen snow, large or small flakes so I is soooo excited that there may be some snow this winter (although Mum doesn't want any ! Spoil sport !)
    Loves and licky kisses
    Princess Leah xxx