Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Giant Stick

We interrupt your regularly scheduled program to bring you this TDB News Flash. I'm your reliable doggie reporter Chester L. W. Spaniel on location in our back yard where I have an update on our giant stick pile story. No, I'm not in the slammer. I'm waiting here because Dad got out the screaming dragon scary buzz saw machine monster thing and we doggies are staying well out of the way of it. 

See? Here he is in the middle of the lilac bush cutting off the big dead branches. Don't worry. He didn't do it for very long. Soon he was down to clearing out the little dead branches with a normal, quiet, hand held clipper. 

After all was done, we had the biggest, most gigantic, long, and bendy stick! As you can see, my timid associate Joseph (Joey dog) Spaniel is still hiding at the other side of the yard in case Dad gets out the noisy cutting power saw thing again. He always says one can never be too cautious around humans with power tools.

If any of you doggies out there would like to purchase this premium quality stick, for the low, low price of two doggie yum yum treats, please let us know. It has all kinds of cool features like peeling bark, lichen growing on it, birdie poop, and holes made by carpenter bees. It is indeed an excellent stick. But you'll have to hurry. Dad is threatening to get out the undisputed king of all screaming dragon noisy frightful stick grinding machines, and turning this stick into a pile of mulch. 

Oh, and by the way, if you happened to notice the iris blooming at the left side of the photo above, ghostwriter would like to point out that it is her favorite one: code named Hello Darkness. These were thankfully, spared from the iris borer grubs things. Here's a close-up of it. 

She's hoping the weather stays mild so she can continue to take photos of it and insert them into all my news casts. 

We now return you to your regularly scheduled program already in progress. 


  1. WOW Chester, that's the stickiest of all stickies!!!!!
    I'm not sure how you are gonna get that indoors to chew on the sitting room floor….you may had to ask Joey for some help.
    Loves and licky kisses
    Princess Leah xxx
    PeeS Mum is going WOW over that Iris, its gorgeous!

  2. Chester that is one extra large big huge gigantic stick, it sure does sound wonderful with the carpenter bee holes, the lichen and stuff, I would give you a whole pack of dog treats for that fabulous stick but it wouldn't fit through my post box! Love and Licks from your furiend Frank XxxxxxxxX

  3. Hope Mom let you bring that big stick in the house
    Lily & Edward

  4. Now that is a stick!
    Mr Bailey, Hazel & Mabel

  5. That ought to keep you busy for a while.

  6. Wow...that is one big stick!!!
    Our Mama just loves that beautiful dark iris!!
    Dory, Jakey, Arty & Bilbo

  7. Dat are one impressive stick!

    And we luvs da iris, ours are all done bloomin.

  8. that is one might big fine stick, Chester - hope Dad lets you have it for a while.

    Woos - Ciara and Lightning

  9. What a big stick! Pawsome, too! Did the woodpeckers drill holes in it too??
    We lost a large snag (dead tree trunk) s a recent storm and growlmy saw that it was loaded with a lot of holes, likely done by the local pileated woodpeckers, because there are none others here that could make such large drillings, OMD!

    I had a good sniff of each of those little caves in the tree trunk. Now growlmy has to figure out how to get it out of the yard...its crossways ovfur another tree. Might need to get an unfurbro to assist...

    My own huge pile of sticks is gone...I wonder how long it will take to grow as big as it was? BOL!

    Beautiful Iris!

  10. Wow - that is one huge stick, Chester! Your mom's Hello Darkness is just beautiful!

    Love ya lots♥
    Mitch and Molly

  11. Crikey Chester ........ need any help with that thing mate?? It'll be hard getting that through the doggy door, aye??
    That Iris is something else, aye?? Bet your Mom's proud of it!!

  12. Wow, we certainly could use such a premium stick. Save it from the monster machine. As you know, we are into sticks.

    BOL Laika & Vaks

  13. Whoa, you win the award for Biggest Stick Ever! Score! (Did you sell it, or keep it?)