Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Good Weekend Part 2

Hello. This is The Daily Bone and I'm your doggie reporter Chester L. W. Spaniel. This is part two of my report on the events of last weekend. This time I'll focus on the things we found in our yard.

Look who showed up! It's Mr. Toad!

Exactly two years and one day ago, Mr. Toad made an appearance in the compost bucket, and we featured him on The Daily Bone. Please check it out! 

Next I have a report on the little birdies in their nest in the bushes by our front door. Early Sunday morning there were three baby birdies in the nest. 

However, a little later we found that one had died and was kicked out of the nest. 

Then there were two. 

This happens a lot in the birdie world. Some years ago we had a robin's nest in these bushes, and the same thing happened. In fact, we were able to watch as the two bigger robin babies sat on top of the smaller one until he was smothered, and then Mama robin tossed him out. It's survival of the fittest! 

Yesterday afternoon, one of the pair of chipping sparrows decided to jump out of the nest. Ghostwriter said he was fluttering around pretty well. We're sure he'll do all right.

The last little birdie has the nest all to himself now. Doesn't he look comfy? As of this evening, he's still there.  He must be one of those kids who never leave home.

For my next story, take a look at what I found on the side of the shed! Do you know what it is?

Look closer.

When you blow on it, it all falls apart!

It's a spider ball. All these little spiderlings hatched from an egg sac a garden spider made last Fall. The next day, they were all gone. They're probably all spread out in the trees and bushes now. We had hardly any spiders last year because of the drought. We were worried there wouldn't be any this year either. Some people don't like spiders. But we do! They eat all the annoying mosquitoes and flies.

Wow! That was a quite a weekend for fun and discovery!

Oh, and I cannot forget to announce that the Blogville Summer Dance is coming up and will be hosted by our good friend Christmas at pawprovince on July 10th. As loyal readers will know, any time there's a Blogville event, there will be lots of fun, dancing, mischief, and phenomenal food. I'd like to take this time to ask my dearest Princess Leah if she'd do me the honor of accompanying me.

Whew! I think I covered everything. Sleepy time! Good night.


  1. What a wonderful weekend you had. All that family spoiling you and then all your discoveries. I was a bit sad about the little birdie, but I know that is what happens. I had never seen a spider ball before, so I would not have guessed that.

    I bet you need a bit of rest now to recover from the great weekend!

    Mara and Brom from Norway

  2. We've never seen a spider ball before! How interesting! Poor baby birdie. Nature can sure be tough.

  3. My dearest darling Chester, I would be delighted and honoured to accompany you to the Summer Ball
    (actually I is all week and wobbly at the knees wiv excitement)
    Loves and licky kisses
    Princess Leah xxx

  4. So much new life in your yard, Chester. We have never seen a spider ball before. Mom would have freaked out if she saw all those baby spiders. But she does understand that spiders are very useful insects - just stay OUTSIDE:)

    Woos - Lightning and Misty

  5. Chester OMCs your yard is full of such amazing things and OMCs you know so many factiods about science and such! It is hard to see the survival of the fittest in the animal world.
    We have never seen a spider ball. I hope those spiders didn't jump on GW when she blew on them.
    Mom would have needed CPR. MOL
    Hugs madi your bfff

  6. I've nvfur seen a spider ball either! My mom agrees, spiders are all well and good--OUTSIDE! BOL! It's sad about the birdie, too. Even though I would prolly bite its head off if I could.

  7. Hi hi hi! Ojo here! Wow, you have a very interesting yard! I'm going to go outside now and see if any of these things are in MY yard! (My person says I will not find a toad, but I'm not sure I believe her. I'm going to go look!)

  8. Holy Lilypad!!! We never saw a toad
    Lily & Edward

  9. You have been very busy! We have several toads that hang out and eat bugs on our back porch. We have stopped letting birds build nests close to our home because the baby birds attract snakes and we don't like snakes...at all! LOL! We used to have a giant spider that we threw bugs to so our kids could see how nature works. We had to tell our bug man not to spray him. LOL!

  10. A couple of years ago there was a bird nest in our tree. Then came a big wind storm and we found naked baby birds dead on the ground - so sad
    Mr Bailey, Hazel & Mabel

  11. You sure had a fun filled weekend. It sure was nice to have all your human siblings together. That spider ball is kind of creepy and cool at the same time.

  12. You have the most interesting back yard we have ever seen

  13. You sure have lots of interesting activity at your place Chester!