Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Soggy Day

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

It's a dark, soggy, windy, cold, rainy day today. 

It ruined last night's moon flower.

The grass was dripping wet.

Lots of new sticks got knocked out of the tree.

This spider web turned into a rain funnel.

Look at the roses! 

You should come out Joey dog. There are lots of good scents.

No thanks!

Monday, September 28, 2015

A Bit Of Rain

This is The Daily Bone. Welcome everybody. I'm your distinguished doggie reporter
Chester L. W. Spaniel. 

It rained this morning. My fastidious colleague Joseph (Joey dog) Spaniel didn't want to go out because of it, and ghostwriter had to give him a little shove. He did his business in a hurry, rushed back inside the house, and cleaned his feet.

The sky was gray all day.

But ghostwriter got some pretty pictures.

Look who's back! It's drone guy! The Double Doggie Homeland Security System spotted the guy across the street with the drone control panel, and gave him a good barking at. All ghostwriter has to say about it is, "ho-hum … men and their toys … "

There was a lunar eclipse last night. We tried to take pictures of it, but the cameras don't do it justice.

Now tonight, we have another spectacular moon flower! They only bloom for a short time, and almost always at night. 

I dedicate this new moon flower to my dearest Princess Leah, and hope she has checked out my post entitled "Moon Flower"from September 11, 2015. 

Sunday, September 27, 2015

Make Up Your Own Wacky Holiday Day

Hi there. This is The Daily Bone and this is your humble doggie correspondent Chester L. W. Spaniel. Today we get to make up our own crazy holiday! 

That's an easy one for me and my erudite associate Joseph (Joey dog) Spaniel! 

I propose it be National Squeaky Toy Day!

Bwahahahahahahaha! We never would have guessed that!

Well, what do you propose Mr. Smarty Pants?

National Lick Your Feet Day!

Bwahahahahahaha! That's the dumbest thing I've ever heard!

Laugh all you want. I'll have you know, I've got the cleanest feet in the house! 

How about National Spy on a Squirrel Day?

International Zoom Day!

It's Stand in the Yard and Bark at Nothing Day!

Zoom around and Bark at Passersby Day! 

National Give a Meatball to Your Doggie Day! 

Maybe ghostwriter has a suggestion.

National Pooper Scooper Appreciation Day! Best invention in the world!

You HAD to ask, didn't you. 

Saturday, September 26, 2015


I'd say the outlook today is sunny …

… with a chance of birdies. 

Friday, September 25, 2015

Flowers And Creepy Crawlies

Good afternoon. This is The Daily Bone and I'm your introspective doggie correspondent Chester L. W. Spaniel.

It's time for a flowers and crawlies post. Now that Fall is here, ghostwriter doesn't have many flowers blooming. That's because she planted hardly any annuals. She says she just let grow whatever thrives on neglect. 


Morning glory

Moon flower

Four o'clock



Garden Buddha with cherry tomatoes, salvia, and a milkweed leaf.

There are lots of crane flies around. Although they look like spiders with their long, gangly legs, they are completely harmless. 

There are stink bugs everywhere too! This kind is not native to North America and can cause damage to fruit crops. 

In Autumn, they' re trying to get inside your warm house to spend the winter. 

Don't freak out! This is just another type of stinky bug. Look at the pretty markings on its back. Ghostwriter researched, and found it's called a Western conifer seed bug.

I encountered this particular bug today, as it was still hanging around the shed, maybe because of the pine cones. I have to remind you doggies and kitties: they're called stink bugs for a reason! 



I left the stinky bug to check out my wonderful cone flower jungle. They don't look very pretty this time of year. Ghostwriter doesn't cut them down because the little gold finches like to eat the seeds. Sometimes we see six or eight of them clinging to the prickly cones enjoying their supper.

Yup. I am proud to say I've been diligently watering my cone flowers all summer. 

Oh, here's one more creepy crawlie. Ghostwriter was sitting in a chair in front of the garage when she saw this ant dragging a dead wasp around. She guesses the ants will have a feast if this one ever finds it's way home! 

Which reminds me … um, what's for dinner today?