Monday, January 21, 2019

After the Storm

Greetings friends and fans. This is The Daily Bone and I'm your reliable doggie reporter 
Chester L. W. Spaniel here for more on-going coverage of Winter Storm Harper.

We survived it! Yesterday morning I went out and this is how it looked.

Chest deep, fluffy snow, and a bitterly cold wind.

The guys we hired to plow the driveway this winter made a huge mountain of snow in front of the house. Ghostwriter said she and Dad had to do some extra shoveling to clear the way for her car to get out of the garage, but otherwise it was OK. 

I spent a lot of time sitting on the couch looking towards the dining room window. 

There were lots of nice birdies visiting the feeders.

We've never seen so many cardinals, juncos, and nuthatches all at once before. Gordy Whitebeak and his team of juncos took up residence at the Sparrows Inc. Winter Lodge in the Sticks. A flock of gold finches sat in the pear tree and took turns eating sunflower seeds. 

It was dark and dreary most of the day. We got a little tiny glimpse of sunlight just before it set.

Oh, and guess what? Ghostwriter got called into work! She had to be there from 11pm until 3am. Blah!!! She said the roads were all plowed, but they were slippery. As long as she kept driving around 40mph, it was OK. No one else was foolish enough to be on the road during that time. It was -5Âș while she drove home! She said she saw the moon, but didn't get to watch the eclipse.

Today it was bright and sunny and COLD!

Too cold for zoomies.

I'm just going to follow you.

Oh, I think there's a scent under there.


Cold cold cold! 

Good thing I have my winter coat on!

We saw lots of birdies today too. Even more than yesterday!

We hope everyone is safe and warm.

Oh, and one more thing. My Jason human went to a wedding during the storm on Saturday! They are friends of his. The wedding got some publicity. Here's a link:



  1. You are so brave to go out in such weather. We don't like to go out in snow up to our head. You took some great bird photos

  2. Hi Chester! You don't have as much snow as we have and we didn't see any sun at all today. Being up here in the northy north east corner of the county stinks when it comes to lake effect snow. Can we move in with you and play in your yard?

  3. Wow! I cannot imagine that much snow. How does Chester stand to go out when it's so deep? Bentley and Pierre said their private parts would freeze off. BOL!

  4. Your snow is so beautiful but your wicked temps make it hard to have lots of fun. Those poor birdies!

  5. If you were any littler you would have gotten lost in all that big snow! So we are glad you are not any littler ... hope you kept your pawsies warm!

  6. OMDs that snow is CHEST(er) deep!!!
    I hope the parental units didn't have to much to shovel.
    Years and years ago we rec'd about 12" followed by a week of sub freezing weather.
    When the city finally got around to our street they left a very high pile of ice right at the
    bottom of our hilly drive way.
    Kudos to the photographer on the birdie photos.
    Off to check the wedding link
    Hugs Cecilia

  7. Oh my goodness I'm 100% a believer in making your wedding YOURS and memorable. They for sure did that.
    Hugs Cecilia

  8. OMD...We were chilly just reading about all your snow! We are so glad you and the GW take such care of all the birdies..we bet they are soooo thankful to have some place to stop and get a bite to eat!

    Mama ooo-ed and aaawww-ed over the beautiful snowy wedding pics!!
    Rosy, Jakey & Arty

  9. I don't think I'll evfur understand snow! It looks like the insides of the stuffies I used to kill! But everyfur says it's cold, so I don't think I'd like it. Mommy loved the wedding story!

  10. That is a lot of snow Chester! What a pretty wedding - if you like the cold BOL!
    Hazel & Mabel

  11. That is a lot of snow! And I checked out that wedding, wow wow wow, that was a cold one! I am shivering in my heated room!!

    Mara from NI

  12. Dear Chester,

    Look at all your snow! I am very jealous! Ojo is jealous of all your birds. She would like to chase them. But our person says that would be Bad. They are very pretty!


  13. Lots of birdies here too....they appreciate the food that is there to sustain them. We have about that much snow now Texas transplants don't much care for it, BOL!