Tuesday, January 2, 2018

More Winter Weather

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

Wow! A lot has been happening in the past couple weeks. You'll notice I'm posting more often just to keep up!  

For my first story, my ghostwriter was going to go visit Oma at the nursing home in Tonawanda today. This is a 70-mile trip, mostly via the NYS Thruway. She drove as far as Batavia when the weather started getting worse, with blowing white-out conditions. (For those of you who live in warm climates, a white-out is when so much snow blows by that you can't see anything.) Later, we heard a news report that there was a massive accident involving over 70 cars and trucks on the east-bound Thruway, right where and when ghostwriter would have been driving home, had she not turned around!  Can you believe it? There is a link to the story at the end of this post.

Salt spray on ghostwriter's car after driving today.

It has been cold cold cold out! The weather man said this could be the coldest weather in thirty years!

Speaking of cold, my feet are getting numb. Are we almost done with this photo session?

You may remember yesterday, we did a report about a brave starling who visited our birdie feeder, and his friend the cowbird. Today the cowbird returned and stayed for a long time. Mostly he sat inside the window feeder resting and snarfing seeds. Then he sat on top of the feeder looking in the window. He didn't leave even when I barked! 

He looked kind of familiar somehow. 

Dad was going to invite him in, but he flew away. We made sure the feeder was filled up real good with peanuts and lots of seeds in case he comes back tomorrow. And for all the other hungry birdies. 

Oh oh oh! I want to tell you what we had for dinner today! Lamb shanks, with mashed potatoes, gravy, and vegetables! Yummy! 

You know what that means? I'll get a bone! 

Life is good!


  1. When Ghostwriter wrote that she was going to drive on the New York Thru Way we got scared because we knew there was a bad accident there and it got shut down. We are glad she turned around and is back home with you.

  2. We are so glad your Mom turned around. Mom told us about the horror trip she had one time in 1970 when she drove from Massachusetts to Ithaca to pick up Dad at Cornell Law School. There was a terrible snowstorm with blowing and drifting snow. The thruway ended up being shut down shortly after she entered New York. She had to figure out her way to Ithaca via back roads. It was a very LONG trip.

    That bird sure does resemble one of those angry birds:) Hope he got happy after his time in your feeder.

    Woos - Lightning, Misty, and Timber

  3. We saw that accident on our news! Thank doG Ghostwriter turned back! Those poor freezing little birdies.

  4. While we do get some white outs here near Ottawa, Lady grew up on the shores of Lake Huron so she knows a lot about white outs. In fact, her parents (who still live there) have been snowed in (highways closed) for at least 4 days since Christmas (Lady hasn't been counting, she thinks it is more). This is why Lady doesn't plan the 500 mile drive to visit them in the winter. So glad your Ghostwriter knew to turn around.

    We just got a bird feeder. Looking forward to the adventure of it!

  5. Oh Chester, I LUFFS the lamb shanks bone, they are soooooo TASTY aren't they.
    Have you noticed the SuperMoon, that means we can extra looooong chats doesn't it!!!!!
    Loves and licky kisses
    Princess Leah xxx
    PeeS we are all very relieved to hear Ghostwriter is safe and sound, that white our sounds very scary

  6. Well, life certainly looks good from here. Hope the road is open again soon to visit Oma. Even though I live in a wintery country, I have never seen a white-out and hope I never will either!

    Mara from Norway

  7. We're glad to hear your mom turned around. Oma was probably a bit disappointed but understands that sometimes you just can't get there when the weather is bad. Stay warm Chester.

  8. CRAAAAAAAAAAAAAAZy weather up and down the East Coast. We had 70+ hours of below freezing and most of the temps were in the 20's and single digits. Unheard of for NC. No snow yet but they are threatening us with some.
    We are so glad GW turned around she might have had to spend the night on 70!
    Hugs madi your bfff

  9. So glad Ghostwriter did not get caught up in that big accident. so far we have not had the snow that we got last year.
    Hazel & Mabel

  10. Oh Chester L. W. we have been in a white out and we heard fenders being crushed and we held our breath and thanked the God above we did not get hit. We got off the interstate and took the slow roads home. Our temp two days ago was -27 degrees with the wind chill. Now I have a birdie, Spikey, we raised him from a few days old. This is his first winter and our feeder is on the kitchen window. He comes inside with me sometimes. We put a Grab-N-Go Warm Hand Warmer in the bird feeder and Spikey and three other little birds slept in the feeder the night it got down to -27. We got Spikey when we bought a bird house at Lowes and got down the road and there were baby birds in it. The store would not put it back on the high shelf from which they got it down so we had to try and raise three babies but only one lived.
    Happy New Year
    Sweet William The Scot

  11. Even way out here on the sunny Left Coast we heard about that pile-up, Chester. SO glad Ghostwriter wasn't caught in it. ::whew!::

  12. That is a treacherous road in those conditions...and we have been on it in years past...glad your GW did not try to stay on it. Home safe is best...and there is always the telephone, we hear the peeps say that to our unfurs and other peeps...
    There were bad pile ups around here too...and not to mention the COLD!

  13. We sure are glad to hear that your mom turned around! That was a terrible accident on the thruway. I used to work at Xerox in Henrietta...so the drive from Canandaigua to Henrietta in the winter was NOt fun. In the winter, there were days it took me two hrs to get to work! Crazy! Let's hope this cold gets over with fast...the pups feet are frozen to the ground practically! Stay warm!!

  14. Any chance you can get some taters and gravy with that bone BOL??

    Keep Calm & Bark On!

    Murphy & Stanley