Monday, February 1, 2016

I Think We Skipped Winter!

Hello ladies and kitty cats, gentlemen and doggies, and hermit crab girls too. This is The Daily Bone and I'm your diligent doggie reporter Chester L. W. Spaniel along with my erudite associate Joseph (Joey dog) Spaniel. 

As you can see, we were squinting in the bright sun today! Indeed, it was warm and bright and windy out! The weather forecast calls for more of the same through this week. If this keeps up, all the spring flowers will be blooming! In the garden you can see the daffodil leaves poking out of the leaf litter.

Look at all the robins!

I think I'll need some sunglasses if this sun keeps shining!

We found a picture of our back yard one year ago. Wow! A snow storm!

We also found a photo from February 2014! Tons of snow!

Here it is today! We wonder if winter has skipped up this year.

And now we're going back inside with Joey dog.

 Thanks Chester. Since last weekend ghostwriter had to work and didn't have a chance to do my Saturday With Joey Dog section, here is my belated food report, featuring some old stand-by comfort food.

Spaghetti and meatballs.

Tuna casserole with vegetables. 

Delicious beef stew with mashed potatoes.

We have lots of birthdays this month. Today is our John human's (Ryan's Dad) birthday. Groundhog day tomorrow is also our Dad's birthday. Our favorite miniature human Ryan turns three on the 18th. Our Joanna has a birthday on the 25th. And your's truly will be 14 years old on February 15!  I'm glad to say I intend to remain Doggie Chief Inspector, comestibles division, for at least a couple more years.

This brings us to this story we found today (link below.) Bring out the tissues because it's a tear-jerker, especially if you know cocker spaniels. But don't worry. It has a happy ending. This story really touched us because the doggie named Cookie looks very much like our patron saint Old Miss Charisma. Take a look at the pictures in the story and see if Cookie doesn't look just like Charisma!

This is our Charisma.

Now we'll say good night with the beautiful sunset we watched today. 


  1. Maybe we better ride the bus over to your house cuz mom says she is sick of winter and we have it all over the place!

    Keep Calm & Bark On!

    Murphy & Stanley

  2. Beautiful sky!! Winter is not over you still make get that snow
    Lily & Edward

  3. Crikey .... you sure fat a lot into your post today, aye?? I'm going to fit a lot into my comment too. First off thanks for the snow pics from LAST year. You think you're disappointed that winter has missed you? That's nothing compared to how disappointed I am. All those snow pics I've missed. Next Joeys food report ...... my choice is the spag bol thanks. AND Miss Charisma and Cookie!! They do look alike, aye? How could anyone do that to their dog that has been loyal and faithful to them for all those years? She's better off without them. I'm glad you found a photo of Charisma. Have you got one of Ginger to show us too. Your Mom mightn't have many photos of them but she's sure got plenty of you two. She's a fast learner, aye? Doesn't make the same mistake twice. Oh ..... and that sky is just beautiful.

    1. Sorry we don't have any snow right now Charlie. Some years are like that here in WNY. If we did, we'd be sure to post lots of pictures for you!

      We'll try to find a picture of Miss Ginger next post.

  4. and we have rain now with the chance for a thunderstorm???? February 1st????

    Our Mom shares your birthday but she is waaaaaaaaay more than 14:) Waaaaaay more!!!

    Woos - Ciara and Lightning

  5. After last winter, you all deserve a snow free year!!
    Dory, Jakey, Arty & Bilbo

  6. You can have ALL of our snow - we are tired of it - it is 12 degrees right now
    Mr Bailey, Hazel & Mabel

  7. Well it looks like Spring has sprung over there! Butts you always have loads of snow, whats happening?
    Loves and licky kisses
    Princess Leah xxx

  8. We can't imagine leaving behind your precious furkids and especially a senior. Mom says that seniors are the sweetest and the bestest♥
    Those dindins sure do look tasty, Joey!

  9. Wow! Winter sure has forgotten you! It looks like you have my Florida weather. Do you want to trade? We are having rain, rain and more rain.

    1. We love to visit Florida! Our Jessy human lives there!


    OMD OMD We say... if we get skipped by SOMEthingy... we are HAPPY to have it be WINTER.
    NEVER SUPPER Though...

    OUR Daffy Dills are all poking up TOO... isn't it GRRRREAT? the Official Ground Hog here in Pencil Vane E Ah.... DID NOT see his shadow this AM so SPRING is COMING...

  11. I must say that food look wonderful. Did you score a bite of any of it? We have also not had much of a winter so far, but we still have snow here. Are you having a happy Ground Hog Day?

  12. Winter furgot us fur a while too, but now its back...sigh...all my green is now white again...hope I won't need paths to do my know what. BOL!

    Feb 1 was the birthday of my Opa.
    I did not see any groundhogs try to come out of their dens on Feb 2...good thing else I would have had some fun with them:)

    Can we put that nasty family in a cell, too...and then leave them? Sheesh:((