Sunday, April 29, 2018


This is a TDB news flash, and I'm your doggie reporter Chester L. W. Spaniel. 

The answer is yes. Yes, it was snowing this morning!

Mother Nature, you have got to be kidding me!

Thursday, April 26, 2018

A Few Flowers

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

After a few days of warmer weather, we finally have a few flowers to show you today. Hopefully there will be more of them by next week.

I hesitate to get too excited about that, since the local weatherman says it might snow yet again this coming Sunday. My ghostwriter says two things about this: on one hand, it's good that it doesn't warm up too soon in the season. Otherwise the fruit trees might bloom too early and then get a frost. That could ruin the entire crop!

But on the other hand, we're sooooo tired of cold weather!

She also says the weather is something everybody talks about, but nobody does anything about. 

The Barn

Therefore I will now change the subject.

I haven't done a food report in ages. My esteemed and late associate Joseph (Joey dog) Spaniel*, Doggie Chief Inspector, comestibles division, and founder of the Yum Yum Coalition, would be very disappointed. I hope he doesn't think I've been derelict in my food watching duties. I still closely watch my humans eat their meals, and always get to sample the food.

Bratwurst, parsley potatoes, and asparagus. Yum!

Roast beef with gravy, mashed potatoes, and green beans.

Here is a concoction my ghostwriter invented. She took some left-over roast beef, left-over green beans, and left-over mashed potatoes, piled it all in a dish, poured left-over gravy over it, and topped it with frozen biscuits. This whole mess went into the oven for about 30 minutes or so. It turned out great!

Spaghetti, sausage, and steamed asparagus.

Rotisserie chicken, green beans, fresh bread and butter.

My favorite miniature humans have hit a few milestones lately.
Little Lily is learning to smile.

Ryan has lost his first baby tooth!


Here are a few pictures of my kitty cat cousins:






Can I go out and howl at the moon now?

There's a little lady across the Pond who is probably wondering why I haven't called her on the moon phone in such a long time. I swear, I couldn't find the moon because of all the clouds lately!

My dearest Princess Leah

*We thought it might be nice to go back a couple years and take a look at a really good post by the late, great Joey dog. Here's the link: saturday-with-joey-dog

(We still miss you every single day!)

Sunday, April 22, 2018

Earth Day

Greetings fellow Earthlings! This is The Daily Bone and I'm your excited doggie reporter 
Chester L. W. Spaniel. 

We finally have some warmer weather and sunshine! Unbelievable! It's just in time for my favorite day of the year: Earth Day. That means I get to go around the yard with my ghostwriter and take a look at all the beautiful earth under the rocks and find the interesting creatures that live there. 

We do our part in creating new earth by having a compost pile. This is in one corner of the yard where we pile all of our yard waste, like dead plants, leaves, grass clippings, and sticks, plus fruit and vegetable scraps from the kitchen, like potato peels, wilted lettuce, over ripe tomatoes, melon rinds, apple cores, our Halloween pumpkins, and even egg shells. After a while this stuff decomposes and turns into lovely, fragrant soil. Yes, it does smell really good right now, especially since ghostwriter raked it over a bit. Kind of like moss and fresh cedar. All day long, we see the robins and grackles poking around in the compost and finding lots of worms.

Loyal readers will remember the Sparrows Inc. Country Club in the Sticks. This is the big pile of sticks behind me in the photo above. It's made up of all the dead and fallen sticks from the trees in my yard since last October. Normally Dad would have put these sticks (Oh, and our old Christmas tree too) through the screaming dragon noisy machine stick grinder thing. But when we noticed the little birdies using it for shelter, we left it there for them all winter. But now they've moved out, so one of these days, Dad will grind up the sticks into mulch that we can put on the flower beds.

Now for my favorite part: looking under rocks. We didn't find as many creatures as usual, probably because it's been so cold and wet out. But we did see some small worms, a few pill bugs, a couple slugs, and a June bug. The centipedes and millipedes we saw were very tiny, and we didn't find any ant colonies. 

We'll take another look in another week if it stays warm out.

These rocks are right under the window birdie feeder. There were lots of interesting smells for me to analyze and dig like birdie poops, squirrel footy prints, and mousie tracks!

We found a couple random crocuses.

Yes indeed! Earth Day is always a good time for me!

Woooohoooo! Running in the sun!

If you check out our Earth Day posts from the last three years, you'll see that we're way behind on  Spring this year. Hopefully we'll catch up soon!

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Tribute to Our Good Friend Molly

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

We have just received the news that our dear friend Molly has crossed the Rainbow Bridge.

Molly was one of our earliest blogging friends and taught us a lot about blogging. She helped us reach out to more bloggers, many of whom became followers of The Daily Bone, by featuring us on her Share It Sunday feature. For that we are eternally grateful! 

But enough about me! We took a look back at Molly's blog posts over the years. She had such a great variety of funny things to talk about. Sometimes she had her mini-mes do the talking.

Sometimes she had her talking heads do the news report.

Her posts were full of spoofs and funny pictures!

She loved to chase squirrels …

… and roll in stinky goodness.

A spaniel after my own heart!

She will be sorely missed!

Please visit Molly at: 

To see Molly's Share It Sunday featuring me and Joey dog, please go to:

If you'll excuse me now, I have some sorrowful howling to do.