Friday, July 10, 2015

Friday Evening News

Howdy! This is The Daily Bone and I'm your energetic doggie reporter Chester L. W. Spaniel. It's been a busy few days! 

First, we hope every one is rested up from yesterday's Blogville Rodeo. What a great time that was! Here's a photo of my rip-roaring colleague Joseph (Joey dog) and me roping squirrels. Yee-ha! We'll be having barbecued squirrels for dinner tonight! Many thanks to our good friend Ruby for inviting us to participate in this event. Visit Ruby at rubytheairedalepup for more squirrel roping fun!

Next we watched some mutton-busting with Mabeline down at the Idaho Pug Ranch. Now, who would have thought a regal princess from the UK would be in a rodeo riding a wild sheep? Well, here she is: my favorite little gal and expert mutton-buster, Princess Leah! Check out the royal purple boots and hat with a purple feather! Please visit Mabel (aka Mabeline) at idahopugranch  for lots of great action! Oh, and be sure to visit the Princess at princessleahthecav .

Dory and her brothers hosted the Blogville square dance. Please visit Dory at  dorysbackyard  for the full scoop! Remember to scroll down to the bottom of the blog page to find more links to the Rodeo fun.

I thought we all looked great in our cowboy boots and hats! Thank you to the fashionable Dory and her human for providing the attire! We have a pair of cowboy boots up on the shelf. Ghostwriter took them down for a photo. These are Dad's very first pair of cowboy boots that his mom had bronzed. I think they might be a bit to heavy to dance the Achy Breaky Heart to. 

Now for a change of venue. This next section is dedicated to my dear Princess Leah. 

 It's Flower Friday and we usually show pretty flowers, often along with the insects that visit them. Sometimes the insects are not so pretty. Don't worry! No creepy crawlies today!

Early this morning, everything was covered with dew. 

Baby's breath. 
Cone flower.

A dove showed up at the window feeder.

Hi. I like bird seeds.

As it got warmer out, the dew dried up. We finally saw what Princess Leah calls "buttie pillars!"

Tiger swallowtail.
Red admiral.

We're still waiting for some monarch butterflies to show up on our milkweeds!

And for our last story, there was a bit of squirrel busting to do today too! 

Do you see what I see?

Look! It's climbing up the pole.

Here's one last flower picture. It's a huge sunflower that grew from a random seed a birdie dropped by the back door. It's just starting to open. Now I know I promised, no creepy crawlies. But ghostwriter didn't see that big daddy-long-legs spider hiding in there at first! Do you see him too? Just pretend he's not there. I think that's what he wants you to do. 

Whew! I'm going to sleep good tonight. 


  1. OH, how we bet Princess Leah is going to be very impressed withthe beautiful flowers AND especially with those buttie pillars:) Great pics.

    Have a wonderful weekend and get that squirrel.

    Woos - Ciara and Lightning

  2. The bronzed cowboy boots were actually my first pair of shoes. I was born in Montana!

  3. OMD! I loves this postie!!! You guys were most impressive at the Squirrel Ropin'! PL is still talkin' abouts it!!!
    Wows, that's a lot of dew! Ma thought it was ice for a second...yeah, she needs some new specs I thinks...
    GO CHESTER!!!!! WOOOHOOOO!!! Nice squirrel chasin'! That's a job that is never done...
    You knows my Ma FREAKS out with spiders ~ butts, the only type she doesn't freak out about is the Daddy Longlegs! I guess because they move so slowly, and they can't bite humans. That is a big one, I must say!
    Sweet Dreams....
    Ruby ♥

  4. Those are some beautiful flowers, Princess Leah will be so very impressed!!

    We had a blast at the rodeo!!! We just loved picking out your Square Dance outfits!!!
    Dory, Jakey, Arty & Bilbo

  5. That rodea was missed by me...growlmy was working....sigh....

    Your garden all dewy is evfur so wondrous. Those wee droplets make a whole new view of things!

    Good thing the spidey was hidey! BOL!

  6. We love your zoomies as you're flyin' by, Chester, and your flower pictures are just gorgeous!
    Nope, we don't see any big daddy-long-legs spider in there!

    Love ya lots♥
    Mitch and Molly

  7. that was some wonderful flower pics and great job on the squirrel chasing

  8. The rodeo was so fun! Love seeing all your flowers!
    Mr Bailey, Hazel & mabel

  9. You certainly earned you nap after all that work :)

  10. Rodeos are grand, but we do love the flowers :)