Friday, March 20, 2015

Sludge Report 5

Greetings friends and fans! This is The Daily Bone and I'm your ever hopeful and eternally optimistic doggie reporter Chester L. W. Spaniel. 

I'm presenting day five of my Sludge Report. Unfortunately, there is no mud today! It has turned cold again and the ground is frozen. It's windy and cloudy too. I did a quick search to see if there was any mud at all. 

No mud what-so-ever! 
Hey! It's the first day of Spring! Where is the mud? 
This is a bit worrisome. 

I'm supposed to have some good messy mud by Monday for the Guys Night Out doggie blog event! 

What's more, it started snowing too! My esteemed colleague Joseph (Joey dog) Spaniel and I went outside only twenty minutes later to document this event. 

We decided to take a nap and reassess the situation later. 

Here's a little aside story. Yesterday afternoon, Dad spotted this icicle hanging from a branch of the maple tree. It was formed out of maple sap where a twig was broken off the branch. Amazing! 

If it gets warmer later today, I'll be sure to give you an update! As of now, snow is still falling.

I think we'd better get out the hose and make our own mud!

Ghostwriter wanted to add a little story here. Wednesday night she got out of work a bit late and was driving home around midnight along the country roads. She had the high beams on in her car. Good thing she did because she suddenly saw a pair of eyes on the road directly in front of her. She thought it was a cat or a raccoon, but then saw it was a little doggie standing right in the middle of the road. She stopped and got out of the car and tried to call the doggie to come to her. She could see it was a nice little beagle with a collar and tag. It ran away into the dark empty field. There were houses quite a way away in the direction the doggie was headed and he looked like he knew where he was going. So after much angst, and more calling, "come here, doggie, come here baby doggie, come here … " she got back in her car went home. She worried about that little doggie all day. Thursday night she also got out late and happened to see the little doggie again as he was running through the same field. She thinks that if she sees that doggie running around at night again, she's going to call the police, even if she can't get the doggie to come to her. Whoever owns this lovely little doggie is not very responsible letting him run around that late at night along a busy road! She doesn't work the evening shift again until Monday. In the meantime, she hopes he doesn't get hit by a car!


  1. Oh man....we hope mud season kicks off soon!!
    Dory, Jakey, Arty & Bilbo

  2. 50 shades of grey or what? Have a fabulous Friday.
    Best wishes Molly

  3. More snow…really? But it IS the first day of Spring, what's that all about.
    Mind you, the first day of spring here started with a solar eclipse, what does that mean for spring?
    Loves and licky kisses
    Princess Leah xxx
    PeeS Darling Chester, I finks you've grown in to your fur trim and are looking more and more handsome every time I sees you!

  4. We have snow falling at our house just now too, Chester, and the temps are raising a wee bit. We will cross our paws that you get your mud by Monday!

    Love ya lots♥
    Mitch and Molly

  5. We are having a beautiful first day of spring day! No mud either though
    Mr Bailey, Hazel & Mabel

  6. NO MUD??!!! WHAT??! I've been waiting and waiting and waiting to see those furs all covered in sweet, gooey MUD!!
    I thinks you're right! You gets your Moms to get out the hose and make some glorious MUD!
    Oh noes..I sure hopes that Beagle is okays! that is very dangerous indeed!! Poor little guy (or gal). You tell em' GhostWriter!!!
    Ruby ♥

  7. We will send you sun so you can get some mud baths in
    Lily & Edward

  8. Next year, you need to have a serious talk with that groundhog 'Phil'!!
    You can't still be having winter on the first day of spring, it's just not right!!


  9. That is just wrong to celebrate Spring with snow...sheesh!

    Growlmy says several pairs of eyes on her way home form work on Thursday night...deer. All ovfur the place.
    Some were next door, and after she pulled in the driveway, they came back the other way and stood in the middle of the road, at least until MJF barked em all away! Deer are so clever as to the best places to be to get hit by vehicles...sigh...

  10. Ghostwriter did the right thing trying to get that little dog to safety. I hope he or she will be OK.

    Abby the Lab

  11. It froze over here as well, so I also, sadly, don't have any mud. Hang in there! You will get more!

    Hope that little doggie stays safe.

    Momma once saw eyes way down the road from her and slowed down. It was a moose just hanging around in the middle of road!