Sunday, March 20, 2016

Happy Vernal Equinox!

Greetings everybody. This is The Daily Bone and I'm your fluffy doggie reporter Chester L. W. Spaniel. It was a very busy day! 

Today was the Vernal Equinox. That means the day and the night are of equal length. This has to do with the Earth being tilted. Ghostwriter tried to explain it to me using a tennis ball. That didn't work very well because, as loyal readers may remember, the tennis ball is ALWAYS mine!

Despite the bright sun shine today, it was quite cold out. Ghostwriter keeps threatening to bring us to Miss Jacquie the groomer for our spring buzz cuts, but not until it warms up outside. You see my erudite associate Joseph (Joey dog) Spaniel gets chilled easily now that he's getting elderly.

I am NOT elderly!

The grackles are starting to get serious about claiming their territory in the bushes around our yard. In fact, they left a calling card on Dad's car! Dirty birdies!

However, the Stodgy Robin Society also has claims to the area. They're going to give the Great Grackle Flying PTA (poop tosser's association) a run for their money. In the photo below, Seymour Pinfeathers III keeps grackle Greasy Dungflinger under close observation.

I haven't seen Mr. Seedcruncher, CEO of Sparrows Incorporated yet today. I'm sure he's in conference with his colleagues planning to defend their Arbor Vitae Deluxe Apartments and Convention Center by our back fence from those bigger birdie squatters.

It's a good thing Joey dog decided to intervene and patrol the perimeter for a while. I'm sure it would have been all out birdie war out there!

Meanwhile, on the other side of the house, I saw that pesky squirrel traipsing around in the birch tree outside ghostwriter's office window. He paused to make some kind of snarky comment, probably about that peanut butter sandwich—which I ATE!—but then he thought better of it.  

That's right. Keep moving, bub! 

We doggies thought we'd call it a day and take a nap when we got visitors!

Wow! Look at all the shoes! 

Our dear Oma was here!

So was our Jason and our Joanna human and our Auntie Linda and our favorite miniature human, Ryan with his  Mom and Dad!

There was a huge feast and everybody sat around the table to eat. Joey dog and I got lots of hand-out yum yum treats! This video was pretty much us doggies under the table:

A wonderful time was had by all! 

Then they all left. And the moon came out.


  1. We hope the robins win their territory! It looks like you and Joey had a great weekend, Chester.

  2. You are going to have to be really vigilant now spring has sprung - who knows what all those critters are going to be up too

  3. Aha, thats why you keep yawning on the moon phone Chester, why didn't you say you'd had such a busy (but funs) day?
    Loves and licky kisses
    Princess Leah xxx

  4. OMD those Winged POOP TOSSERS have Formed an ASSociation??? THAT could Rival the Evil Squirrel Cartel... LOVE the Purple Crocus... that was Photo Bombing Joey.

  5. We are so ready for spring - we had a nice weekend but it was a teaser!
    Mr Bailey, Hazel & mabel

  6. YOU had a very busy sunday, we slept cos it snowed and hailed, mother nature is laughin at us. stella rose

  7. The birds are busy in full force around here too, but not too many squirrels -YET!!! And soon it will be dumb bunnies all over the place.

    It looks like you all had a nice family day together. Have a great week.

    Woos - Ciara and Lightning

  8. We are having a chilly start to Spring here, too...brrr. But at least it was bright and sunny:)

    You all sure had a nice cozy visit with your furmily!

  9. You sure had a busy day. Happy Spring to all of you too!

  10. Happy Spring!! You had a very busy day with lots of happy humans!
    Our brudder spotted robins, too! BUTT, are you also expecting freezing rain and snow later today??!
    Thank you for your kind words, Chester and Joey dog. Our mom and dad are recovered now.
    We doggies are the best medicines for sure!

    Momo & Pinot xo