Tuesday, November 17, 2020

Changeable Day

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

I am standing in the back yard, and it's snowing. It's not snowing very much, though. Earlier today it looked like this:

But then the sun came out and it all melted.

Since then, it's been snowing on and off, with a fierce wind blowing.

A little later, the sun came out again. 

Gee, I wish it would make up it's mind! Anyway, we were able to catch a few nice photos.

The last rose is still blooming. We're wondering why it hasn't gotten blasted to bits by the wind. 

The fading colors of the Fall leaves.

The clouds were zooming by like they're on the Indy 500! It soon turned gray again.

We were treated to a brief sunset. By 5pm it was almost dark.

Better to just stay in the house! The weather report says it will get warmer again by the weekend.  We'll let you know how that goes. 

Oh, and my ghostwrite says she's in her annual winter denial mode: it's not truly winter until we have a really big blizzard, or Christmas, whichever comes first. (OK, whatever.)

Saturday, November 7, 2020

Late Fall

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

My ghostwriter was trying to take a picture of the very last rose of the year. But when she checked her pictures, she found the camera had focused on ME!!! 

We're enjoying some late autumn warm, sunny weather. Usually here in WNY November is cold and gray, and it either rains or snows. In fact, at this time last year we had this: 

Picture from 11-5-2019. Brrrrrr!

Let's not think about that yet. Anyhow, back to the nice sunny day we have today, many of the trees have lost their leaves, but we are not devoid of color and wonder yet! 

Hey look.

Those three ditzy squirrels are back!

I don't run after them anymore. I walk. 

That's because as soon as they see me, they take off pretty quick. I've got them trained!


Good night.

Wednesday, November 4, 2020

Teenage Mutant Ninja Squirrels

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

There have been three squirrels hanging around my back yard, snarfing up seeds the birdies drop from the feeders. Since our old squirrels, Fatty White-Ears and alias Twinkletoes have probably bit the dust by now, we believe this trio might be their young progeny. We've been trying to figure out what their names might be. From watching them, my ghostwriter is pretty sure there are two males and one female.

We've seen them trying their luck with getting into our squirrel-proof feeders with no success. They're not very smart. When I go out to chase them, one invariably goes up the pear tree. 

After that, there's no place else to go.  I could stand there and bark at him all day!

 Here's another one stranded up in the linden tree with no where to go!

They never seem to learn their lessons, and keep coming back again and again! 

Finally today, a little birdie named Winifred Seedcruncher, stopped by and told me their names: 
Einstein Dingaling
Madame Curie Potato-Chips
Newton Go-Figure
Winifred also said they say have a secret mentor who's a member of the Miscellaneous Mousie Mob named Shin Splinter, but he rarely comes out of the storm drains. She thinks they might have a cousin that lives at the other end of the neighborhood named Tesla Twitchy, who is rumored to have chewed on an electrical cable and knocked out power for the entire town. I think little Winifred might have been looking at too many super hero comics!

Teenage Mutant Ninja Squirrels. Weirdos in a nut shell.

Here's a link to one of my older posts about those rotten squirrels:


Wednesday, October 28, 2020

Emergency Squeaky Toy Surgery!

This is a fast-breaking news story from The Daily Bone, and I'm your proficient doggie reporter Chester L. W. Spaniel. 

Sunday was my twelfth birthday and I got not one, not two, but three new squeaky toys! 

As you can see, all three of these squeaky toys were practically exploding with stuffing, and each one had a toxic squeaker somewhere inside it. I had to operate immediately!

Don't worry squeaky toys! I'll soon have you all better!

After giving each one a good slobbering, I began to work on getting that malignant stuffing out. It was touch and go for a few hours. Unfortunately my ghostwriter, who has been a registered nurse for 39 years, decided they would need to go to the Intensive Care Unit for a few days. (I think she was more worried about me becoming too stressed out from performing surgery on three such serious patients.)  I'll be sure to keep you posted.

We now return you to your regularly scheduled program.

Friday, October 23, 2020

Last Night The Clouds Came For a Visit

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

Long time readers will remember that my ghostwriter often has her head in the clouds. She loves to look up at the beautiful sky and the clouds. Last night, while driving home from work, the clouds came down to visit her! Yes indeed, the fog was so thick that she could hardly see 20 feet ahead of her, and had to drive slowly. Fortunately there was not much traffic. She couldn't take any pictures of it, because she didn't want to take her hands off the steering wheel. 

This morning the fog was all gone, it was warm, bright, and clear outside! 

After several days of rain, there were mushrooms sprouting up all over the place! 

The last of the little bird nest fungi popped open. 

And the hawthorn tree is dropping it's beautiful red leaves.

We do have a bit of sad news right now. My kitty cat cousin Maddie (aka Medusa, aka The Kitten Overlord) has just received a terminal cancer diagnosis. For the time being, she's at home being spoiled and watched carefully. 

Maddie lived with us for a few months in 2013. She used to punch me in the nose if I came too close. But we both enjoyed looking out the window for birdies and squirrels. 

We'll keep you updated.