Thursday, March 10, 2016

Birdie Business

Greetings loyal readers. This is The Daily Bone and I'm your inquisitive doggie reporter 
Chester L. W. Spaniel. 

I have been watching the birdies from my drive-thru barking window and I tell you, there is some dirty birdie business going on! 

You may remember Mr. Mortimer Seedcruncher, CEO of Sparrows Incorporated. He and I had an agreement in which I kept the Evil Squirrel Cartel, and certain bully birdies, from stealing from the birdie feeders in my yard, while he gives me and my family free admission to any and all sparrow events occurring in the arbor vitae bushes along the back fence. It looks like it will be quite a season. I saw them practicing their wrestling and kick-boxing moves today. Wow! They're a bunch of rowdy little scrappers! 

Now, the little junco birdies are reaching the end of their time share in Mr. Seedcruncher's arbor vitae apartment complex. Having concluded their yearly winter symposium here, they'll be heading north soon. But the potential new tenants are here early. Indeed, big flocks of noisy grackles have arrived with all their screeching, flustering, and grandstanding. 

They've kept me rather busy guarding the window box feeder. The grackle big boss, Mr. Effluvium Scatterstool, arrived promptly at 9AM with a stink eye on both sides, trying to make his case on the bully birdie seed restriction rules set forth by me and Mr. Seedcruncher. 

Forget about it! Take your business elsewhere! 


There was a starling interested in the suet on the side of the window box today. But the big flocks of starlings we saw in winter have broken up into breeding pairs, and since this guy remembered ghostwriter's whistling lessons perfectly, we OKed him for suet consumption. Hopefully he won't be building a nest in our dryer vent. 

The Evil Squirrel Cartel kept a low profile today. Hey, what are you looking at? 

 Remember those mourning doves from a few days ago? Well they've been hanging around waiting for an apartment to open up for them. I told Mr. Seedcruncher to hurry up with that …

… because you wouldn't believe what they were doing today!!!!!

Yipes!!! Get a room you two! 

This is a G rated doggie blog! 

Gee whiz! 


  1. those starlings can be greedy little buggers - much better to have the sparrows

  2. Between all those birdies and the evil squirrel cartel, you sure do have a lot of work to do.

    Woos - Ciara and Lightning

  3. BOL!!! OMD, looks like you gots lots of frisky feathered friends there Chester! I hopes those doves build a nest soon. Keep that pesky tree rat at bay so the burdies can have their privacy....
    Ruby ♥

  4. I'd be out there chasing them all...whilst barking my head off at the same time. Was the squirrel dude hoping to score some seeds??

    Imagine them doves...OMD!!

  5. Wow, your garden is keeping you really busy Chester...don't furget to fit in sum nap time!
    Loves and licky kisses
    Princess Leah xxx

  6. Those birdies sure don't give you a moment's peace, Chester!

  7. Is Mr. SCATTERstool related to Mr. SPLATTERstool who made a direct hit on Jessie Jeep's Windshield?

  8. Those birdies know how to keep us busy
    Lily & Edward

  9. My goodness you have lots of birdies!
    Mr Bailey, Hazel & Mabel

  10. I wish I could be there to help you bark at all those birdie freeloaders! And don't even get me started on the squirrels......Grrrrrr.


  11. Wow, these pretty birdies really keep you guys busy.
    Thank you for your kind comment and head up! :) :) We don't want more snow but we should be ready.. It's only mid-march!

    Have a great weekend!

    Momo & Pinot