Monday, April 27, 2015

Creepy Crawly Monday

Hi everyone! This is The Daily Bone and I'm your scientific doggie reporter Chester L. W. Spaniel. 

As you can see, I'm busy sniffing out a story for today.

The weather in Western New York has been cool and damp. Ghostwriter has been getting impatient about not being able to get much gardening done because of it. She dug up a few weeds only to find the soil is like heavy, cold, wet clay! But all was not lost. We moved a few rocks and found them teeming with life underneath! 

There was a gigantic ant colony under a whole row of rocks on the south side of the yard. 

There were lots of worms and millipedes. 

Countless  pill bugs and a slug.

A dummy squirrel stole a moldy orange from the compost pile. I bet he was disappointed to discover it was a seedless orange! 

Poopsy McStagger and her entourage arrived and tried in vain to get seeds out of the empty feeder. Later, I saw two squirrels running around a few yards over, and the grackles were dive bombing them! Bwahahahahaha! I wish we could have gotten a photo of that! 

I went out and barked them all away! 

Getting back on subject now. 

There were little brown ants under this rock. 

I dug around and found out they tasted pretty good. 

Last, here's a quick little spider! Hooray!

Time to head back inside. 

It's clouding up! 

I thought it was a successful morning. Time for a nap! 

Meanwhile, here's an entertaining video to watch! 


  1. You sure did find lots of goodies out there, Chester. It is pretty wet here too. Mom says she is going to work on flowers in the garden and some pots in another week or so. We are still having some cool nights (which we lOVE). Soon it will be time for that really HOT Kansas sunny summer.

    Woos - Ciara and Lightning

  2. WOWSA! What a fun day!!! Ma is cringing in her puter chair though...she HATES spiders and ants! I loves my bugs though, just yesterday I found a most tasty grub that I was all droolin' overs, butts Ms. Killjoy took it away from me befores I could put butter on it and eats it!! geesh.
    Ruby ♥

  3. Gosh you had a busy morning patrolling there Chester!
    If the squirrels and grackles are fighting it out, that's less work for you? And the birdies get to feed while they are distracting each other?
    Loves and licky kisses
    Princess Leah xxx

  4. You have a lot of spring activity happening in your yard, Chester!

    Love ya lots♥
    Mitch and Molly

  5. WE LOVE all the Bugs and other Tiny critters... butt don't think much of Poopsy McStagger... OR the Squirrel.

  6. So much fun wildlife you guys have! We get tons of pill bugs AND tons of slugs at our house!!
    Dory, Jakey, Arty and Bilbo

  7. Yikes that is frightening
    Lily & Edward

  8. Those are some of the biggest ants I have ever seen! Yuck, to the slug! You do have many interesting creatures around your place!

  9. Growlmy needs to go to bed soon...she thought the eggs the ants were protecting from your schnooter-ly investigations were tiny shoes, OMD!!

    What a funny video...silly kitty and naughty rook!