Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Look Look Look

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

Look look look! Our snow is back! It's been falling continuously since the middle of last night! Wow! 

It's not too deep yet.

But it's good enough for running!

It was enough for the snow plow to go by! 

The sky was gray all day long. 

Needless to say, we spent most of the day inside. But ghostwriter decided it would be a good time to finally learn how to make magic fancy artistic pictures. And guess what?

Well, we figured out a few things anyway. But I think ghostwriter and I will get good enough to be able to ask my dearest Princess Leah if she would meet me in Paris on Valentines Day so we can make a postcard for the Blogville Valentines Day Blog Hop. 

And look look look lookie look! Yesterday I went to see Miss Jacquie the groomer to get a hair cut and a bath. So I'm not a ragamuffin anymore. 


This is a TDB Special News Flash. We did not expect to see the moon tonight with all the clouds that were present all day. But now I'm pleased to announce that the clouds have broken up and we were able to see the big full "Blue" moon. I'd like to take this chance to remind everyone that there's going to be a lunar eclipse in the early morning hours of tomorrow January 31. We're going to set the alarm clock to wake us up at 5am, and hopefully the sky will not have clouded up again.

Moon light shining on icicles.

Moon through the trees.

Moon cradled in the branches.

More icicles.

I'm going to go to sleep right now so I can be awake early tomorrow. Good night.

Thursday, January 25, 2018

Winter Moon

Greetings friends and fans. This is The Daily Bone and I am your amiable doggie reporter
Chester L. W. Spaniel. 

As you can see, it's sunny and all my wonderful snow has melted again. It's supposed to warm up more tomorrow, and then get cold and snowy again. I wish this weather would make up it's mind!

I have a very good story to tell you today. I just met a new kitty cat cousin named Winter Moon. He was adopted from a shelter by our good friend Pat in PA. 

Winter Moon

Pat had a kitty cat named Tricky for a very long time until he had to go across the Rainbow Bridge. That was so heartbreaking that Pat decided she would never own a pet again. But Pat's daughter Deb sent her some pictures of a couple kitties who were up for adoption at a local pet store. Pat saw Winter and thought she might consider fostering him for a while. She contacted the person who was fostering Winter at the time just to get a little information about him. She was told Winter wasn't very happy because he was afraid of the two doggies that lived there, and spent most of the time hiding behind the couch. She was also told Winter had some kind of heart problem, so that nobody else wanted him. Pat decided then and there she would take him. When she brought him home, he explored the house and then took a nap on her bed, and has been sleeping there ever since. When she took Winter to the vet, she was told that Winter was probably about five years old, and that there was no heart condition after all.

Here's a link to the shelter Winter Moon came from:

Wow! I have five kitty cat cousins now! Imagine that!

Speaking of the moon in winter, in one week there will be a full moon. It will also be considered a blue moon, because it's the second full moon in the month of January. There will also be a lunar eclipse. I sure hope this crazy weather cooperates so we can watch it!

But in the meantime, here's an article I found about it:


Sunday, January 21, 2018

Squirrel Appreciation Day

Hello fellow doggies. This is The Daily Bone and I'm your indignant doggie reporter 
Chester L. W. Spaniel. 

Despite our collective doggie objection to squirrel appreciation day, here it is again! As loyal readers will know, I am the last remaining member of the Double Doggie Homeland Security System since my esteemed colleague Joseph (Joey dog) Spaniel passed away in 2016. I still strive to keep the Evil Squirrel Cartel out of my territory. Although many humans actually like (gag) squirrels, I don't, and I keep a close eye on their activities.

Yesterday I saw alias Twinkletoes the squirrel eyeballing the birdie feeder, trying to think of a way to plunder it. 

He decided he couldn't jump up onto it, so he decided to climb up the clothes line pole.

There he sat, twitching his tail, and staring at the feeder.

I guess he didn't think walking across the clothes lines was a good idea. (Besides, if he did manage to get onto the feeder, his weight would cause the feeding ports to close. We have yet to see a squirrel take seeds out of this birdie feeder!)

I went out and chased him away before he burned out what little brains he had between his ears.


For some reason, there were hardly any squirrels around my yard today. They must be all attending the big Squirrel Appreciation Luncheon put on by the nice little pony in this video. As you can see, those squirrels don't have very good table manners!

Hey, you know what would make me appreciate squirrels? This:

In case you can't remember when squirrel appreciation day is celebrated each year, here's an article that tells you: 

Oh, and here are links to our squirrel appreciation day posts from years past:

2016 squirrel-appreciation-day

2015 squirrel-appreciation-day

2014 squirrel-appreciation-day

Saturday, January 20, 2018

Been Busy

Greetings friends and fans. This is The Daily Bone and I'm your dutiful doggie reporter 
Chester L. W. Spaniel. 

My humans have been very busy. Earlier this week ghostwriter and Dad left me home alone for a few hours while they went to visit our Oma, who is doing very well, and took her out for lunch with a few other family members. 

We've had some changeable weather lately. One minute it's sunny, and the next minute clouds are rolling in. But we're used to that around here in WNY.

A few days ago, we saw a halo around the sun! 

It warmed up, but we still have plenty of snow. We've had the usual visitors to our yard. 

Sid Starling

alias Twinkletoes

Harumph! I guess I'd better go chase him.

Bark bark bark bark bark bark bark!

Turned out there were three crummy, demented, craven, stinky, scraggly, rotten squirrels in my yard!

And stay out! 

Mostly this week ghostwriter has been sorting out her huge collection of non-squeaky toys that look like little people. I tell you, she had them spread out all over her office and the spare bedroom! It's a good thing I'm a good smart doggie and don't try to play with them. (I learned my lesson years ago when I was a pup and snatched one and played keep-away while ghostwriter chased me around the house. I never want to  make her that angry again!) She wanted to show a few pictures of her prized collection, so here's the motor cycle gang. She has my favorite super-hero, Ironing Board Man, keep an eye on them.

Here's a group with a couple doggies.

She spent hours and hours trying to figure out which dolls these teeny tiny purses belong to!

Needless to say, I did a lot of sleeping during that project! 

All was not lost, though. We did have some good yum yum meals this week. As you know, I always get some samples. Here we have spanakopitas, a Greek salad with dolmades, olives, and artichokes, with chicken that's been marinated in State Fair Spedie Sauce. Super yummy!

Chicken marsala with noodles and steamed vegetables. Fabulous!

Home made vegie beef soup with barley. Delicious!

Polish sausage, perogies, and green beans. Wow! 

Spaghetti and meatballs, with steamed vegetables. Yum yum!

Today we got some Chinese take-out food. Fantastic!

And last but not least, the last piece of Christmas stollen. No more until next year! 

That's about it for the last week. There was a nice sunset. 

Good night.

Monday, January 15, 2018

Do You See What I See?

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

I was checking out the window today and look what I saw: 

It's an evil squirrel! As soon as he saw me, he took off. Look! There he goes along the path that I made in the snow.

What a wimp! He obviously doesn't want to run through the snow if he can help it! 

So I went out to see if that squirrel needed any more motivation to stay out of my yard.

He's gone! I'm coming back in now! 

You can never be too careful about the Evil Squirrel Cartel. 

Dog Eat Doug