Thursday, April 9, 2015

Soggy-paw Swamp

Good day ladies and gentlemen, doggies and kitties. This is the Daily Bone and I'm your diligent doggie host Chester L. W. Spaniel along with my esteemed colleague Joseph (Joey dog) Spaniel.

It seems now is the time for April showers. After two days of  rain and a thunderstorm, our very own swamp has formed in our back yard! Joey and I will now give you a guided tour of this soggy fen.

First up: this is the south east corner of the yard. This area has always been prone to water build-up.

To compensate for this, we planted pussy willow bushes that like that kind of soggy soil. They're just starting to bloom right now.

Here's Joey dog standing on the mushy east side of the yard.

In the photo below, this spot in the next yard used to be a drainage ditch that would direct the rainwater away from our yards. But the neighbor filled it in. Now there's a swamp there instead.

Here's another flood prone spot. 

The birdies don't seem to mind the soggy soil. They catch big fat worms and alligators too.

Hey wait a minute! We don't have any alligators around here! Where did that picture come from?

That's a picture of the Everglades that our Florida associate Miss Charlee sent us! 

I bet ghostwriter just stuck that picture in there to see if we'd notice. 

We're pretty sure we don't have to worry about alligators in our swampy yard! 



  1. Yikes!! Call the alligator eviction squad!!
    Love that heron picture. We see Great Blue Herons here, and they have returned from wherever they were during the winter, as have the cranes.

  2. All the birds are out over here singing their little hearts out. Have a fabulous Friday.
    Best wishes Molly

  3. Oh look, that Pussy Willow bush is just about to have a Push-T-Cat, you can just see its fluffy tail emerging!
    How is cousin Charlee? Does she really have an alligator for a pet?
    Bet there's quite a few muddy paw prints on the settee now!!!!
    Loves and licky kisses
    Princess Leah xxx

  4. You sure don't need any alligators in your back yard! YIKES!

    Love ya lots♥
    Mitch and Molly

  5. We guess one can never be absolutely certain an alligator won't show up - we have seen some crazy things here in our yard.

    Now if we had those swampy areas, we would be covered in mud - have you two been into any digging?

    Woos - Ciara and Lightning