Thursday, June 27, 2019

Little Things and Big Things

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

My ghostwriter has been working a lot the past few days, so she's way behind on reading our good friends' blogs. We'll try to get caught up today. But first I wanted to give you some of my news from the back yard. We spotted some little things in the garden. 

Little snail sleeping on a rock.

Tiny ants digging up the sand.

A funny little mushroom.

About a week ago we saw the moon in the sky. That bright spot to the right of it is the planet Jupiter! It looks like it's way smaller than the big full moon. But actually Jupiter is many times bigger than our planet Earth. At the end of this post is a link to a scholarly treatise about Jupiter. (Oh, and that blue thing below the moon is just a reflection on the camera lens, and not an alien space craft!) 

In other news, my Florida associate Miss Charlee sent me a picture of a great big iguana that visited her yard. She said her Jessy human was out on the driveway cooking dinner on the smoker grill, and Iggy there walked up to her, and did some push-ups, before climbing up the tree. Iguanas are not native to South Florida. They were mostly brought there as pets and were released or escaped into the wild. Now they're all over, and grow up to be huge like this one.  

It was a big day last Friday when my favorite young human, Ryan, got off the big yellow school bus on the last day of school. Hooray!

Here's a picture of a big thing I saw coming around the block in front of my house. It's the super noisy roaring monster earth-shaking vacuum street cleaner machine truck! There have been times when we saw squirrels literally fly out of the treetops when they heard this truck go by! 

Too bad it only comes around a few times a year. I think it should go around our block at least once a week if nothing else but to give the Evil Squirrel Cartel a scare!


And now I'd like to give a BIG thank you to our good friend Ann, along with Zoey and Dougie at Zoolatry for giving The Daily Bone such a wonderful review! Here's a link to her post:

Be sure to click on all the links on that post to visit even more pets and to see some of the wonderful artwork Ann does and shares with all of our blogger friends.

Check out the details in this great picture. There's me, with a grackle on my head, and my favorite chewy bone, along with several of our other blogger friends. Again, be sure to click on all the links on the Zoolatry post to meet some of them. Thanks again to Ann for featuring The Daily Bone!

Oh, oh.  Is that Special Agent Bun Bun I see over there.

Excuse me, but I've got to run …


  1. That iguana would have mom racing for the house. They look just as creepy as snakes do to her. Miss Ann does the most wonderful work! You look so cute with the grackle on your head, Chester!

    1. Actually iguanas don't usually harm humans, although they can give you a nasty slap with their tail. They are vegetarians. We had a pet iguana named Montezuma, or Monty for short. He got pretty big, and we gave him to another family.

  2. Hi Chester! That sure was nice of Ann to highlight your blog. We agree that the names you give to the birds and squirrels crack us up every time. There sure has been lots going on around your home. Now that Ryan is off school maybe you will see him more often. Stay cool Chester. It's finally feeling like summer around here.

  3. Petcretary would have run for cover if she saw that iguana coming close to her! BOL!

    Loved seeing your moon/Jupiter shot! I love Elgar's music about Jupiter too (The Planets).

    Miss Ann was kind of making fun when she placed a grackle on your head, Chester,BOL! Those dudes and their messiness never cease to plague you! Nice tribute to your blog though!

    Our terrierists like to hunt in our yard and snakes are no exception, but petcretary found a big shed skin of one who obviously escaped and grew too large so it needed a new garb(skin). Too bad she forgot to have her camera at hand...we think your Mom would have liked to have seen it:)

  4. Thanks for the report of whats been going on lately. You have some really cool creatures in your backyard. The snail is really cool. We wonder if you ever had any iguanas in your backyard. Have a wonderful day.
    World of Animals

  5. Lady is always behind cause she is crazy busy. Glad to see you had a little time to catch us up.

  6. Ya shure got some interesting critters. Me and momma saw a huge snapping turtle on my bike ride yesterday!

  7. Wow, if there was an iguana in our tree we would move.

  8. This is quite a report, and a fun one at that -Hooray for the last day of school! But I have to say, I'd be a bit scared if I saw that great big iguana, I don't even like the toads in our yard. Snails are okay... I guess I prefer things with fur! :-)

  9. I'm pretty sure that's not an iguana, C. It's a DINOSAUR!!!

    Love and licks,

  10. Thanks fur a grreat report! The small humans around here have been done with school for a few weeks already, and I'm getting a little tired of the ones behind my fence who are always splashing in a pool and SHRIEKING!!

  11. Chester what a variety packed post!! Well done. OMDs I cannot imagine seeing a iguana THAT big.
    I don't think I've seen a snail in at least 87 years
    Hugs Cecilia

  12. PS will your little human be visiting you some this summer?

  13. You look so so cute when you SMILE! Happy Weekend ... and Pee Ess, thank you for the paws-up, we are hoping lots of our pet friends take part in all the July events!

  14. Chester we are way behind in visiting too! Love all the creatures and pretty things and interesting stuff you always show us!
    Mabel & Hilda

  15. Whoa!! That Iguana is a really big boy!
    Have a lovely week, Chester and family!

    Pinot xo

  16. I just read an article about how common iguanas have become in Florida! Squirrels deserve a little scary wake-up call some days.

  17. Hi Chester, well I suppose as long as the new bird doesn't break its silly neck from pecking at your window or God-forbid, flying into your window, we're okay although your mom probably doesn't appreciate poop on the car. My mom and dad and I thank you for posting about me. We've received several wishes of good luck and prayers. That was very kind and considerate of you. Thank you from your friends "up north". Sam.