Monday, May 25, 2015

Guess What I Caught?

Hello. This is The Daily Bone and I'm your proficient doggie reporter Chester L. W. Spaniel. 

As you can see, I caught a birdie! Cocker Spaniels are natural bird dogs, and I am an excellent bird dog. See the nice big birdie I caught all by myself? My esteemed colleague and fellow Cocker Spaniel Joseph (Joey dog) was outside too, but he was busy pooping at the other side of the yard. 

When we went outside, there were a lot of noisy grackles up in the silver maple tree, squawking up a storm. We figured there must be a hawk or a crow around. But then one flew out of the tree and bumped into the house! It landed right in the middle of ghostwriter's garden. So I nabbed it!

Wow, did it squawk and flap! The other grackles dive bombed me. Ghostwriter chased me around the yard, but I wasn't going to let anyone get my birdie that I caught all by myself! Catching birdies is a Cocker Spaniels's job, after all! 

I decided to try to hide it behind the bushes, but ghostwriter finally picked it up. It was quite limp and quiet by then. I don't know where she put it after that. Maybe she'll cook it for dinner. It was big enough for a pot pie!

Oh, and we at The Daily Bone would like to wish you a good Memorial Day.


  1. Happy Memorial Day, I can't believe that you caught your very own birdie and that you had it in your mouth running around the garden while it flapped, not to mention that you got dive-bombed by other birdies! Poor Joey having a poop while all that Bird commotion was going on, no privacy at all! BOL! We hear bird pie is nice! Paws crossed you get some! Ha,Ha! Love and Licks from your furiend Frank XxxxxxxxX

  2. Good job of getting the birdie - we know it freaks the peeps out when we do it but it what we do ......happy memorial day too

  3. Ciara found a dead bird on one of our walks last week, but Mom gave the dreaded "leave it" command. Ciara is an obedient girl and dropped it (reluctantly).

    That is such a wonderful cartoon - we too salute all our veterans.

    Woos - Ciara and Lightning

  4. You better leave those birdies alone. They may have kooties
    Lily & Edward

  5. You caught one of the noisy grackles! Well done, Chester!

    Love ya lots♥
    Mitch and Molly

  6. Way to go! I's never caught a birdie!

  7. Mabel chased a birdie the other day but it flew away!
    Mr Bailey, Hazel & Mabel

  8. Whoa, you've got the skills!
    Thank you so much for your kind messages....I, Momo is feeling better.

    Momo & Pinot xo

  9. You gots one of those Grackles??!! PAWSOME! Ma's Angel Maggie got a burdie once too, swallowed it WHOLE! Yuppers! Gpa didn't let her kiss him for a week! BOL I sure hopes you get the pot pie outta your FABulous hunting skills! It's the least the Ghost Writer can do! ☺
    I hopes you and your pack had a most FABulous and Happy Memorial Day!
    Ruby ♥

    1. I tried to do that when I was a pup. The birdie was headfirst and halfway down my throat when ghostwriter yanked it out! Bleah!

  10. Good job on the grackle patrol/control!

    I had a robin once...a baby, and its mom was none too pawleased at all...not to mention my growlmy..sigh...Baby robin was partly fledged and furgot how to fly back into its nest...growlmy refuses to hear that maybe I was going to use my pogo-stick jumping skills to put it back in the nest..

    As a terrier, anything that is reasonably small...or fair game to be tested out by my jaws. My auntie says I am like a snapping turtle, well, the nerve!

    1. Baby robins are kind of dumb. I flushed one out of a bush once, and it flew and landed on my Jessy human's head! One year I caught eight—count 'em 8!—birdies! They were all robins or grackles.

  11. Wow Vaks would have loved to eat that bird too :)