Friday, July 13, 2018

Just Ducky

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

My ghostwriter went to visit Oma at her nursing home last week. She didn't expect the family of ducks to still be there, but they were! All eleven babies and their Mom were taking it easy in the shade of the patio. 

They are almost all grown up now, and have their flight feathers. But look at the mess they made! When they finally do fly away, the nursing home staff is going to have a lot of work hosing down the concrete!

For my next story, I realize I've been missing Flower Fridays the last few weeks! So here are some pictures of the flowers that are blooming in my yard right now. 

In other news, there's been some chipmunks sneaking around my yard lately. Sometimes they run into the drain pipes or up the corner molding of the siding. But usually they run through my ghostwriter's flowers. As you know cocker spaniels are the smallest of the hunting breeds of doggies. So I am hardwired to follow their stinky foot prints everywhere, even if it means stomping down the flowers. I get in trouble for that! Crummy rotten chipmunks! So today I went out and made an all points barking bulletin to my fellow doggies around the neighborhood to be on the look-out for those little miscreants!

Bark bark bark bark woof bark bark!

Bark bark woof woof bark bark bark!

Bark bark bark bark bark bark bark bark!

That should fix 'em! 



  1. Chippers can be such a pain - especially inside the drainpipes! Your flowers are just beautiful!

  2. Pretty flowers. After some really warm days its been super nice out, perfect for working in the garden. Enjoy!

    Abby Lab

  3. You have some lovely flowers Chester. We are always on the look out for the chippies in our yard too. They are such pests.

  4. Oh my cats it appears the fowl are everywhere and OMCs that patio will need a good powerwashing!!
    I know the residents enjoyed watching them grow up.
    Your posies are simply gorgeous
    Hugs madi your bfff

  5. Those ducks are as bad as the Canadian geese when it comes to being messy!!! But they sure are cute.

    Your lilies are so pretty. We don't usually see chipmunks in our yard, but those bunnies are driving us crazy.

    Woos - Lightning, Misty, and Timber

  6. What beautimous flowers Chester, but those chippies need to go...troublemakers!!
    Rosy, Arty & Jakey

  7. The ducks look very sweet. Your flowers are beautiful. Darn those chipmunks. I heap your barks keep them away

  8. Birds can be so messy! Mom likes having birds visit us but hates all the bird poop everywhere
    your flowers are very nice!
    Hazel & Mabel

  9. Beautiful blooms Chester! And those duckies are adorables!!!! Yes, it looks like they're gonna need some power washing on that concrete! BOL!
    Ruby ♥

  10. Those chipmunks are ON NOTICE! If you don't get them (before you destroy the garden), your neighbor-dogs will. Well done, Buddy.

    Love and licks,

  11. Oh Chester your flowers are so pretty.
    We never seen baby ducks here. They are sweet.
    Have a great weekend.
    xo Astro and Mitzie

  12. I think I heard you all the way ovfur here, Chester! And we don't even have chippymunks!

  13. Wow, eleven ducklings! I saw a mother duck and her ducklings the other day, trying to cross a motorway! Fortunately Mum realised it was too dangerous and they headed back into the grass. Scary!!

    Mara from NI

    PS: hope Oma is doing fine.

  14. We have a chipmunch too. Lee hopes it will make it to her mouth soon.

  15. Your flowers are just gorgeous! Chippies are what keeps Juliet hopping...she will spend hours and hours watching them! Sounds like you are enjoying your summer Chester!

  16. It is always good to enlist a neighborhood bark patrol when it comes to chipmunks or squirrels. It is a known fact that they set dogs up for trouble like flower beds and mud puddles.

  17. Peaceful duck family! We need to take their example!
    Lovely flowers in your wonder you get in trouble, Chester, BOL!

    I've got chippies too and lots of red squirrels romping in my yard...but when petcretary tries to show me them through our big window I freeze up and do not see them, let alone chase them. sigh...If I see them out!!