Saturday, May 19, 2018

All The Spring Stuff

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

Well, Spring has arrived with a bang here in Western NY. There are flowers everywhere, the grass is growing like crazy, and all the trees are blooming. 

Usually ghostwriter is very happy when the flowers bloom. But this year her allergies are driving her crazy. Here's what she had to use today:

The June bugs come out at night and buzz around the front door where the light is on. Ghostwriter picked a couple off the screen door for me to look at.

Um, hi. I'm a  June bug.

I chased them around a bit, then we put them back outside.

Here's a beautiful purple finch sitting on the window box feeder.

We're fairly sure these eggshells are from a grackle nest.

That means the Great Grackle Flying PTA (Poop Tossers Association) will soon be in full swing, covering everything with blobby slimy baby birdie poop! (The parent birdies feed the babies in the nest, and take away their poops so the nest stays clean. They drop the poo bombs on anything within a twenty foot radius, including cars, outdoor furniture, sidewalks, garage doors, windows, etc.) After a couple weeks, the little gargoyles will come out of the nests, squawking noisily. If you've never seen a grackle baby, here's a picture of one I caught a few years ago. As you can see, ghostwriter rescued it from my jaws before I could give it the shakey-shakey. (I think her name was Squatty Dingledoody or something like that.) They are anything but cute!  


In other news, I got a picture of another one of my kitty cat cousins. This is Xerxes and she lives in the house with my Jason human and his friends. I hear she likes tummy rubs.

For my last story, I have a brief food report. Yesterday ghostwriter and Dad got some dinner from a new place called Naan-Tastic.

You can build your own customized Indian meal by choosing from an array of delicious stuff. Here ghostwriter chose naan bread, with rice, paneer tikka, and chana masala, topped with masala sauce and a bit of corn and raisins on top. Dad tried the beef steak with hot vindaloo sauce. Please check out their website here: naan-tastic

I hope you all have a great weekend.


  1. We have a lot going on with the nature in our yard too. Our pawrents will have to check out that restaurant.

  2. Beautiful flowers there, Chester. We have some lilies of the valley but no flowers on them:( Our Dad's allergies have been bad this year too. We hope your Mom's meds help her out a lot.

    Woos - Lightning, Misty, and Timber

  3. Thankfully the grackles don't seem to spend much time in our yard..though there are plenty of starlings, UGH.
    Petcretary used to use that kind of nasal spray too...but she stopped it due to the effect it had on her bones(Osteopenia). So now she used zyrtec and sometimes azelastine - a prescription nasal spray. They help a lot with the Achoos!

    Our grass is growing so fast you could sit there for a bit and see it grow, BOL!
    Today was impossible to mow it, we had a dreary wet day. Not a good way to start the Canadian holiday weekend (Victoria Day).

    You have very pretty flowers!

    1. Ghostwriter tries to not use those inhaler thingies at all, but they come in handy when the allergies get really bad.

  4. Those grackle birds sound charming. Yuck! Look out when you're near them, C. You don't need a slimy head. THAT could lead to a bath!!

    Love and licks,

  5. Chester please tell GW we sympathize with her on the allergies. OMCs mom had a mess with her eyes starting in early March due to the too warm weather and early blooming. What the doc gave for the itching ran out of her eyes onto her face and OMCs it gave her a red rash all around her eyes and cheeks.
    Hugs and kitty kisses
    Madi and mom

  6. We are seeing some of those june bugs around too. Our weather has been mild temps with afternoon thunderstorms and rain. Our grass is so green!!!
    Hazel & Mabel

  7. Love the flowers, especially after a long dreary winter.

    Mara from NI

  8. Your birdies are pretty, Chester (well, except fur the grackles), and so are your flowers! But your bugs are too big!
    My pawrents love Indian food, but I've nevfur had any.

  9. Spring is such a busy time. Our yard changes every day!

  10. We are very glad to see flowers have finally bloomed in western New York. They are very pretty. I am sorry about your mom's allergies. We hope she feels better soon.

  11. Crikey Chester ..... I missed winter and all your snow. Your spring pictures are great but I like your winter pictures best. It sure is good to see you and I hope your Mom and Dad are keeping well. That gackle bloke is not the best looking bloke in the world, aye??

    1. Great to see you Charlie, mate! If you go back to the middle of March in TDB and then keep scrolling back, you'll see we had plenty of snow. Plus lots of adventures with birdies and squirrels. We hope you and your family are doing well!

  12. What a big mouth that baby grackle has! Your flowers are just beautiful!

  13. Dear knew your mom was busy so we s(tole)nag a photo from your blog.
    You are will be performing in a most handsome quartet of manly men dogs. You are all dressed to the nines in tuxes and top hats. Hugs and kitty kisses Madi your bfff

  14. PS if you want a copy of the pic send us an email
    our email is at the end of the comment box on our blog

  15. We let baby birds mature on our front porch one year and they made a horrible stinky mess! They are cute but geez! We want to let you know that we gave you a Versatile Blogger award on our blog. Sorry for the delay in letting you know.

  16. Dear Chester,

    This was a very exciting post! Eggs and birds, bugs and flowers... And FOOD! Happy spring!