Friday, May 17, 2019

Flowers and More

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

You may remember a couple days ago,  we were outraged at the local Great Grackle Flying PTA (Poop Tosser's Association) calling me and my ghostwriter rude names. Well yesterday it was the Stodgy Robin Society's turn. We went out into the back yard, and Lady Hildegarde Hoppington was up in the silver maple tree yelling at us. Fortunately robins are much more polite than grackles. She only glared at us and said, "boop boop boop boop." The reason for her consternation was this little birdie:

Introducing Miss Dorothy Hoppington-Pinfeathers. 

Hello Miss Dorothy Hoppington-Pinfeathers. I'm Chester L. W. Spaniel, and I'm pleased to make your acquaintance. I would be honored to interview you for my Flower Friday Edition of The Daily Bone. Don't worry, I won't try to catch you.

Apparently her mother didn't think Miss Dorothy was old enough for a public appearance and interview yet, so she instructed her daughter to fly away. Oh well. I said good-bye and hoped she would find lots of big slimy worms for dinner today.
Later that evening I heard the Stodgy Robin Society chorus singing:

Cheery-up cheery-up,
Our beautiful babies are all growing up,
Cheery-up cheery-cheer,
In Chester's yard there's no need to fear … 

Isn't that nice of them?

We also met this little guy:

Ghostwriter found him while pulling up weeds under the birdie feeder. He didn't have anything to say, but peed all over ghostwriter's hands. She brought him to the kitchen sink so she could rinse off her hands before releasing him in the front yard where I would be less likely to find him. I was pretty tired after all that. The rest of that day was dreary, cloudy, and raining.

Now today we saw an incredible sight: sunshine! 

Please excuse me for squinting. But after all the rain we've had lately, I'm not used to the glare.

As promised, I'll show you some flowers.

Sweet woodruff blooming in the front yard. Yes, it smells really sweet.

Lily-of-the-valley flowers that haven't quite opened yet.


My ghostwriter got a lot of flowers on Mother's Day. Wow! 

Joey's pear tree still has plenty of blossoms. 

Hopefully there will be enough bees to pollinate them so we can have some yummy pears. 

News From Blogville

I have a very sad announcement to make now. A good kitty cat friend of ours, named Crocket,  had an unfortunate accident earlier this week. His family is devastated! So as a tribute to him, tomorrow is going to be a special remembrance day. 

We'll now have a  moment of silence.

Kitty cat purring song

Links to Crocket's family blogs:


  1. Hello Friends! You have so much life in your world, the Robin and so many beautiful flowers! We have a pear tree too, and I'm hopeful we'll get some pears this year - Last year we didn't, and I was really disappointed! We also had a toad in our yard that was also relocated. Todd made one dead a couple of years ago, and got sick when he did - But I don't know if the other dogs have learned that lesson or not, or if Todd even remembers. Who wants to find out? :-)

    I hope we all get more sunshine and I hope you have a good weekend. --And I'm sorry about the loss of your friend!

  2. We had to laugh when we saw Noah. We are finally seeing the sunshine after way too many rainy days! Your flowers are beautiful, Chester!

  3. We were so happy to have the sun shining yesterday and the weather peeps say it will be nice on Saturday too. Your baby robin is so cute.

  4. Ahhhhhh Chester your posts always delight me and make me smile big old Cheshire Cat smiles.
    I love all your original names...Miss Dorothy Hoppington-Pinfeathers. you might need to copyright this one.
    Yay for sun and beautiful posies
    Crockett was such a sweet ginger with the best raspberries
    Hugs Cecilia

  5. Lots and lots of beautiful flowers you have there, Chester. We have rain and rain and rain and rain. And more for the next 10 days!!! We will need an ark here too. Hope Baby Dorothy will be safe and happy.

    Woos - Lightning, Misty, and Timber

  6. My gosh, you had quite the busy day. I know the frogs will thank you for saving his life. I hope yu can make friends with the robin. He might be a good ally in your fight with the gackle. There is strength in numbers

  7. You are so very good with your bird communities Chester, Mama wishes we were as nice as you!!

    We love all your Spring flowers!!
    Rosy, Jakey & Arty

  8. I don't like frogs very much. They squeal worse than a pig when they get caught by a cat. Other than that they are okay though.

    We have had a lot of sunshine lately, but today they are expecting thunder and lightning and rain.

    Klem, Mara

  9. Happy Sunday Chester! You are the bestest reporter!! Nice to see sunshine, its't it? (Mom said thank you for a good laugh!) . Whoa..., lots of thingy are going on at your yard. Say hello to birdies and that little guy. :)

    Pinot xo

  10. Gorgeous flowers, as always, C. You're a good friend to honor Crockett. RIP, little buddy.

    Love and licks,

  11. Dear Chester,

    Sunshine! Flowers! Rude birds! It must be Spring! Hurray!


  12. What a very wonderful post today. I'm glad the robins are a bit nicer and your flowers are gorgeous. We are also very sad over our pal Crockett.

  13. What beauty! I love your bird and frog friends. And I adore your flowers!!! Thanks so much for sharing :)

  14. Your yard is full of spring, including wild things that hop and fly!! 🐦🐸🌺 Thanks for sharing your spring!