Monday, August 31, 2015

Creepy Crawly Monday And A Few Flowers Too

This is The Daily Bone. Welcome one and all! I'm your doggie commentator Chester L. W. Spaniel along with my erudite associate Joseph (Joey dog) Spaniel. 

You may have noticed ghostwriter forgot to post photos of her flowers on Friday. So Joey and I are going to pick out some flower pictures to show you today. As you know, we also show some of the creepy crawlies that visit the flowers. 

Here we have a nice yellow flower with  prickly leaves growing next to the corner of the house.
A couple days later, the yellow flower had changed into some white fuzzy stuff. 

But ghostwriter said it was a weed. Well, we doggies don't know the difference between weeds and flowers! And besides, we're the ones picking out the photos today! We liked the next two pictures too.

Did you ever notice this time of year, these frenetic, little, white moths that flutter around like crazy, and then land on a blades of grass? I love chasing these guys! They're very hard to photograph because they hardly ever sit still for long. But here is one: 

I love looking under rocks.

Look at this great big fabulous beetle I found! 

Here's a  respectable millipede. 

Don't forget the ants!

Oh oh oh! This is the toad we found a couple months ago. Today he was still under his same rock on the side of the house, but he's grown a lot bigger. He's probably been eating all of the above. Haha!

Check out this evil looking character that was sitting on the screen. Dad said it's a robber fly and that you really don't want one of these to bite you! This one was quite preoccupied with the fly it had caught and allowed us to take a few pictures. 

It's very hard to photograph spider webs. You have to get the light at just the right angle.

Daddy long legs, we see you there!

Look look look! A giant dandelion is growing next to our fence! 


This just in: a truck filled with cabbages turned over on a major Rochester NY highway today!

Wow! It's going to smell like some powerful sauerkraut there pretty soon! 

Now for our final story, here is a thing we found a couple days ago:

We thought it was a ladybug, so we left it alone. But a few days later, it had't moved. So ghostwriter picked the leaf and brought it indoors to study it some more. Look what happened today!

We put the brand new ladybug outside on a rose leaf.

That's our news for today! Thanks for tuning into The Daily Bone!

Sunday, August 30, 2015

Take One, Take Two

Take One:

Greetings fellow food watchers. This is The Daily Bone and I'm your culinary expert doggie reporter Joseph (Joey dog) Spaniel, Doggie Chief Inspector, comestibles division, founder of the Yum Yum Coalition, and author of "The Yum Yum Coalition Safe Foods Directory" and "Rules For Doggie Employment."

As you know, the Yum Yum Coalition states that doggies posing for the purpose of photography are to be paid no less that two yum yums per session.

Our ghostwriter is aware of this rule, and therefore always carries four doggie yum yums in her pocket when she photographs me and my distracted associate Chester L. W. Spaniel. Two yum yums each. The treat we usually have are these Milkbone Marro Snacks.

Four treats: two for me, and two for Chester.

Why thank you. Don't mind if I do. 

Crunch crunch crunch …

Meanwhile, Chester is digging around in the wood pile at the other side of the yard.

I might as well take Chester's yum yum. 

Take Two: 

Crunch, crunch, crunch,

Crunch, crunch, crunch,

Oh, are we back on camera ? 

So where's Chester now? 

It doesn't look like he'll be doing any photo ops today! 

I'll take that last yum yum. No problem! 

Crunch, crunch, crunch.

The Yum Yum Coalition Rules For Doggie Employment clearly states: two treats per photo session. It then goes on to say, if you don't show up, your stand-in can have your treat. 


(NO, I don't just make up the rules as I go along!) 

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Before And After

Hi! This is The Daily Bone and we're your roving doggie reporters Chester L. W. Spaniel and Joseph (Joey dog) Spaniel. Can you guess where we went? 

Here's a picture of us a couple days ago: 

Here we are today:



We got haircuts from Miss Jacquie the groomer! If you think we're down about losing our wonderful, shaggy fur coats, just check our this video:


I'm still the same pup I've always been.

But it's going to take days to stop itching! 

Friday, August 28, 2015

New Squeaky Toy

We interrupt your regularly scheduled program for this important fast breaking news alert flash story or something. I'm your flustered and impatient doggie spokes doggie reporter whatever … 

It's a squeaky toy! I'm supposed to have the squeaky toy! I found it in that box in the closet of Professor Braydie Spiker's top secret alien supernatural paranormal x-files squeaky toys collection that she gave me in her will! House rules clearly state that all squeaky toys are to be remanded to me immediately for desqueaking and stuffing removal! 

Behold! It has a squeaky and crinklies and chewy rings and a designer tag too!

It was a zombie squeaky toy, so I took out its brain!