Thursday, June 13, 2019

… And Flowers Too

Greetings friends and fans. This is The Daily Bone and I'm your pertinacious doggie reporter 
Chester L. W. Spaniel.

We have a lot to report today, so I'm going to get right to it.

Sunday we had a visit with our youngest miniature human, Lily. She didn't notice me while she was playing with the toys. 

Oh, hello.


My ghostwriter showed her how to carefully pet my head and ears. 

Nice doggie. Soft doggie. 

I think she likes me! Hooray! 

The last several days have been mostly bright and sunny. Wednesday afternoon, just as ghostwriter was leaving for work at 2:30pm, there was a double rainbow halo around the sun. Since she was in a hurry, she didn't get to take many pictures. But here is one:

A  halo like that usually means clouds are moving in, starting with high cirrus clouds with ice crystals in them. Sure enough, the next day was dismal, gray, and cool!

In other news, ghostwriter finally filled up the bird feeders. We've been seeing lots of nice little birdies, like gold finches, house finches, chipping sparrows, and cardinals. Oh, and of course, the gang from Sparrows Incorporated. The Stodgy Robin Society local chapter members still hop regally around the yard looking for worms. Debbie Dove and her family have been sitting on the grass picking up the seeds the other birdies drop from the feeders. It's been quite idyllic actually. Until …

Egads! It's those annoying grackles! Here's the big grackle boss Effluvium Scatterstool, and his wife Ditzy, and brother-in-law Stingy Sournote. They're not as nasty as they were earlier in the season, since their baby gargoyles, oops, I mean grackles are all grown up now. But they're still greedy. If you look carefully, by the rocks, Mr. Redson T. Cardinal is looking on hungrily as the grackles snarf up all the seeds. 

Oh, and look who else was back yesterday! 

Hey dogface! You still owe me a peanut butter sandwich! 

It's alias Twinkletoes the rude squirrel! Well, I gave him a run for his money!

Grrrrrr …

OK, time for flowers.

I have one last bit of news.

A big thunderstorm came roaring through this evening! I'll have you know, I wasn't even a tiny bit scared! I'm a brave doggie! Besides, I was busy watching my humans eat dinner.

OK. Good night.


  1. There sure is a lot going on at your house Chester. Your iris are so beautiful! We don't react to the thunder either.

  2. Pretty irises (ya know we are fans here!) Ours has been gone for over a month now.

  3. How could anyone not love you from the start, Chester♥
    Your Irises and Peony are gorgeous!

  4. My goodness Chester, you have been busy. Love the droplets on the flowers.

    Klem, Mara

  5. True? You were only "watching" the humans eat dinner? You were not at their feet ... waiting, hoping for a tiny tidbit to fall toward you ... are you sure ...

  6. Chester this was a busy day fur sure! You are looking quite dapper :) We have been having lots of rain here too. Thank you so much for your kind words.

  7. YEP 1000% sure you have a new admirer Chester and what a precious one Lily is too!
    I love the raindrops on your posies!!
    Grackles and Cow about all I can say since this is a family show.
    Hugs Cecilia

  8. Look at all those beautimous flowers this week!! Looks like your summer is going to be a busy one!
    Rosy, Jakey & Arty

  9. Chester, you are an ace reporter and so brave too. Love those irises.
    Toodle pip!

  10. Best of all is the look on Lily's face when she furst sees the Doggie!! I think you will be bestest friends!

  11. Hello Friends! Your youngest miniature human, Lily is really a cutie - And of course she loves you, who wouldn't? :-) And who wouldn't be annoyed by those grackles and love those beautiful flowers!

    Finally, thank-you for your kind words that you've left on my blog. They mean a lot, and I'm truly grateful for our friendship! Take care, and enjoy your weekend!

  12. We loved having little humans over but it is a long time since we have had them. I hate those grackles. They are like cat birds. Your flowers look lovely.

  13. YOur irises are very pretty. We have been having thunderstorms too
    Mabel & Hilda

  14. Wow, a double rainbow around the sun is amazing!!!
    Have a great weekend, my friend!

    Pinot xo

  15. Thanks for the update! Your flowers are Bee-U- tiful! That peachy Iris is spectacular!

  16. I am also not afraid of thunder, C. But either way - given a choice between dinner and thunder - dinner wins every time! You are smart that way! I love your flowers with all the raindrops on them. Rain makes flowers even prettier than they already are!

    Love and licks,

  17. Of course the little person liked you . . . She is clearly smart and kind.

  18. Hi hi hi! Ojo here! You have been busy! Your little person has been busy! Nature has been busy! Was there any time for a nap???

  19. Little humans definitely take some training in how to pet properly, but they're worth hanging around for all the food they drop!

  20. We used to do that nice kitty, soft kitty when our unfurs=bros were tiny...but back then there were only kitties here, no doggies...
    So far we do not react to thunder either...but the firecracker season is coming...who knows what we'll do then.
    Those grackles, cowbirds and starlings devout=r our seed offerings way too fast:(
    But lately we have learned they are fun to chase...though that scares off the nice birdies as well...sigh...

    Your irises are beautiful!