Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Little Things And Big Trouble

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

Our ghostwriter is still working a lot this week, so we haven't done much reporting. Hopefully we'll catch up on the weekend. Here are our top stories.

There's a tiny birdie nest in the bushes in front of our house. It belongs to a chipping sparrow like the one in the picture below: Ghostwriter hopes to take a series of pictures of the nest in hopes she'll get to see the baby birdies when they hatch. 

There have been lots of June bugs out at night lately. Ghostwriter sees them stuck to the screen door when she comes home from work around midnight. She usually picks up a couple and brings them inside for me to play with. Last night there was a gigantic bug on the screen of the type she had never seen before! So, being a proper science geek, she caught it in a glass and took it inside to examine it more closely. She got mad at me for jumping up and down trying to get the bug while she tried to take a picture of it. But I'm supposed to have the bug! That's my job in the house: catch all the bugs! 

We found out it was a type of caddis fly, and a not very  lively one at that. We put the big, ugly, lethargic bug back outside, and I didn't get to eat it! Harumph!

Today, ghostwriter had almost a whole day off. She went out into the back yard to do some gardening, and discovered a place where all her flowers were trampled down. 

Path of destruction.

And guess who she blamed for it? Me!

Well, I was tracking that stinky, little chipmunk! That wretched fiend always runs through ghostwriter's flowers instead of going across the grass and up a tree like the squirrels do! I hate that despicable bugger for always getting me in trouble!

I'm going to catch him, and take his squeaker out, if it's the last thing I do!

Oh, one more thing. 
Since ghostwriter's been working so much, we missed Dress up for Whitley Day.

Here I am in my bow tie! Sorry for being late!


  1. It is never to late to remember a dear departed friend. We know that Whitley is smiling
    Mr Bailey, Hazel & Mabel

  2. Lookin good in dat bowtie! Fanks for dressin up for Whitley!

  3. How dare that chipmunk get you in trouble my darling Chester!
    Oh be still my beating heart, you look sooooo handsome in your bow tie, I think I might swoon!
    Loves and licky kisses
    Princess Leah xxx

  4. You look so handsome in your bowtie, Chester!

  5. That darn chipmunk - he is the one who should be getting the blame, not you!!! He was the first to go in those flowers!!!

    Woos - Lightning and Ciara

  6. Ohhhh, those eggs are beautiful! I can't wait to see the babies when they hatch. I'm sorry you got in trouble. I hate when that happens. On the plus side, you look very dapper in your tie! *ear licks* Noodle

  7. Those eggs are so blue. And yukky that bug scares us
    Lily & Edward

  8. Millie has been trying very hard to catch our chippies too. This morning she had a go at two of them and missed as they dove into their holes. She didn't even think about digging for them.

  9. Maybe MJF was the culprit in the petcretary's garden, too...except we don't see those chipmunks here.

    You are not too late to honor Whitley, she would love us to honor her any time:)