Sunday, December 11, 2016

A Very Cool Day

Good evening friends and fans! This is The Daily Bone and I'm your vigilant doggie reporter 
Chester L. W. Spaniel. 

It's another gray day! The sun didn't come out from behind the clouds at all! 

I've been at my look-out post watching for the Evil Squirrel Cartel.

Today I saw three of them, all in my yard at the same time. One even had a piece of pizza! I swear on the ashes of my Patron Saint Old Charisma, that squirrel actually had a piece of pizza in it's greedy little paws, and was sitting in the linden tree eating it! I couldn't get a good picture, but you can be assured, I chased him away. I would have taken the pizza, but the miscreant dropped it on the other side of the fence. Hopefully some of the birdies will find it.

Imagine my surprise when I discovered this comic today!


Ghostwriter says she thinks one of our neighbors is feeding the squirrels. This wasn't the first time she's seen a squirrel with a big hunk of bread or something that isn't normally found growing on the local trees. When I find out exactly who is feeding those no-good moochers, I'll be sure to give them a good barking at! 

In other news, Dad finally got some suet cakes for our window box birdie feeder. 
Look who showed up! 

Hello Mr. Red Belly Woodpecker! I hope you like suet! 

You are welcome at our birdie cafeteria any time!  

Please come back soon!

The little sparrows and juncos were enjoying the seeds from the hanging birdie feeder.

You may have noticed I didn't do a Yum Yum Saturday post yesterday. 

That's because I knew there would be some extra special delicious yum yum food today. Ghostwriter made cabbage rolls! She still uses the recipe she got from her Auntie Ann that's been in the family for ages. It's a lot of work, but really worth it. 

Mix about 3 pounds of ground beef with cooked rice and form into about 24 balls. Cut the bacon slices in half and set aside. Take a whole head of cabbage and carve out the center. Then dip it in a big pot of boiling water to loosen the outer leaves. Peel them off the head and then put the head back into the boiling water. Repeat until all the leaves are separated. Don't boil them for too long. You want them to be flexible but not soggy. Next wrap the cabbage leaves around the meat. Wrap a piece of bacon around each stuffed leaf. Place into a crock pot and cover with 2 large cans of undiluted tomato soup. Cook on high for about six hours. 

Serve with plenty of fresh bread and butter. But don't give any of that bread to the squirrels! 

Oh, and my favorite miniature human, Ryan came to visit with his Mom and Dad. Ryan runs around so much, it's hard to get a good picture! (He figured out where the yum yum doggie treat jar is and likes to give me treats. ) 

To round things off, I have a few funny comics to show you. 


The Other Coast

Take It From the Tinkersons

The Other Coast

And now it's getting late, and I'm trying to get some well earned sleep. Ghostwriter and Dad were watching a show called America's Funniest Videos on TV. There was a clip about squirrels.

Wha … did they say …

… squirrels?




  1. Hi Chester, you're doing a fine job on squirrel patrol. Maybe your mom will slip you a piece of cabbage roll. Yum :)

  2. Stoopid squirrel taunting you with that pizza! How dare he!
    Those cabbage rolls have us drooling bigtime here!

  3. That burdie is hansum!
    Cabbage rolls sound yummy, a lot of wurk tho.

    Mommy LOL'd at the snowman cartoon.

  4. Are you serious? There was a squirrel eating pizza?? That is just crazy! Oh, look at your cabbage rolls. GMa makes those sometimes but hers do not have bacon! You are lucky to get bacon with yours!

  5. That's funny about the squirrel. We've had crows show up in our yard with big hunks of bread. In the warmer weather they use our bird baths to dunk it to make it softer for them to eat. We think the little old lady that lives up the road puts the bread out.

  6. So much white stuff outside in your yard! There's no snow here!

  7. We loved your funnies. And we might have to give that recipe a try. It sounds delicious. Only thing is: no canned tomato soup in this country! Should we move?

    Mara, Brom and Miss Oswin from Norway

  8. Feeding the squirrels...what in the world...did those neighbors fall and injury their heads.
    OMCS MOLMOL Those cabbage rolls look out of this world delicious. I just knew there would be good food at your hose this weekend.
    Hugs madi your bfff

  9. OMD Squirrels can ORDER Pizza delivered to a TREE house??? We didn't know that.

    We are LAUGHING about the Snow Freak PICKING HIS NOSE in the Pawduce section of the SOUP R Market.
    OMD mom was wanting Veggie Soup.. butt NOW may want to have Cabbage Patch... THAT really looks GOOD.
    HEY CHESTER... we have 8 inches on the ground.

  10. Squirrels with pizza? Why are they eating better than we are? This needs to be investigated. I am glad you are still getting birds. A lot of ours have left for warmer places. Have a great day

  11. We has dem crazy skwerrils here too.

  12. Hey, how does that tree rat rate a slice of pizza - we don't even get that!!! Very cold here but no snow:(

    Woos - Lightning and Misty

  13. OMD..those squirrels had a piece of PIZZA??? We sure hope you find out who is behind that madness!
    Dory, Jakey, Arty & Bilbo
    PeeEss...Mama says those cabbage rolls look totally nommy!

  14. Good job on the squirrel patrol! Momma loved all those pictures of food!

  15. Look at all that yummy food at your house! No wonder your squirrels eat pizza, it's a regular feast!

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

  16. Mimi likes the look of those cabbage rolls so save some fur us!
    Your Furend
    Louis Dog Armstrong

  17. Yummy indeed!
    We had a red squirrel trying to seal our suet...they truly are the worst offenders...
    We get Mr & Mrs Red belly here too, they must be relatives:)