Hello everyone. This is The Daily Bone and I'm your doggie reporter Chester L. W. Spaniel.
My ghostwriter has been working the past few days, and has many other things going on lately, so we've gotten behind in reading posts by our Blogville friends. She promises she will catch up soon. In the meantime, I'm going to show you what I've been up to lately.
I did some good running this morning.
With all the storms we've been having, the silver maple tree has been dropping lots of branches. Here's a nice big one!
And now for my next story.
We've been keeping the birdie feeders empty lately so that the Evil Squirrel Cartel, and the Conniving Chipmunk consortium won't be attracted to our yard. The reason for this is to keep them away from our beautiful pears.
Sometimes they still manage to sneak in and pick one or two. They take a few bites out of the pear and then leave it lying on the ground. Wasteful buggers! I ate up the rest of one, and it was delicious! My esteemed and late colleague Joseph (Joey dog) Spaniel would be very happy with this crop.
I'm keeping a close eye out for those varmints!
Now for my early Flower Friday report. Our giant hydrangea bush is still blooming like crazy! One of the four siblings bought this bush at a flea market when it was not much more than few scraggly sticks about 20 years ago. Now look how big it is!
It smells really sweet, and attracts all kinds of insects like flies, bees, wasps, moths, butterflies, and beetles. The flowers are starting to turn pink now. Later in the season, they'll turn purple.
Here's a picture of a honey bee and a bumblebee. Notice the bumblebee has a big ball of pink pollen collected on her back legs.
Here she is again:
But there was another bumblebee with lots of orange pollen!
This is a carpenter bee. She's a lot bigger than the bumblebees.
I know to leave the buzzy bees alone.
In other news, my favorite miniature human has learned how to climb trees!
Hopefully, he won't fall down. Maybe he can help me chase those evil squirrels!
Ghostwriter found an old picture of the four siblings when they were little kids!
|From left to right: Joanna, Jason, John, and Jessy|
Ghostwriter can hardly believe they're all grown up now. The youngest, Jason, will be turning 30 in October! Where does the time go? Ghostwriter herself will be 58 this month! According to a doggie age to human ratio, I am now around 50 years old in people years.
|Well that's a good respectable age to be!|
So let's move on to the yum yum portion of our report. We keep meals very simple as always. According to the deal set up by my predecessor Joey dog, Doggie Chief Inspector, comestibles division, and founder of the Yum Yum Coalition, doggies always get to sample a few bites of each meal. Yum.
|Ham, baked sweet potato, peas.|
|grilled chicken, rice, green beans.|
|Spaghetti with sauce, grilled sausage, with a side salad.|
|Grilled steak tenderloin, wild rice, mixed steamed vegies.|
Now for our food and doggie funnies.
The Other Coast
Red and Rover
Dog Eat Doug
I think that's enough news for one day.