Saturday, January 25, 2020

Catch Up Day

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

It's been a long time since I posted a report! That's because it's been rather boring quiet around here. So I'm going to start with an amazing story by my Florida associate Miss Charlee.

Hi Chester and hello everyone! Miss Charlee here, your attentive doggie reporter from South Florida, where we had a bit of a cold snap. On January 21, there was a Falling Iguanas Warning!

I kid you not! Those reptiles can get pretty big: up to 20 pounds and five feet long! Can you imagine one of them falling on your car window, or on your head? 

But don't worry. As soon as it warmed back up, the iguanas woke up and climbed back up the trees! 

Thanks for that interesting report Miss Charlee. The weather here in Western New York has been mostly cold and snowy. Surely no iguanas would survive here, let alone fall out of the trees!  

However, we do have the Evil Squirrel Cartel climbing in the trees! They've been out almost every day snarfing seeds from under the feeders. They tried to break into the actual bird feeders, but were foiled yet again! On these feeders, the ports close if something as heavy as a squirrel gets on it.

I chased them a few times. But I was having problems with snow balls getting stuck on my feet.

We cocker spaniels have fur that grows between our toes. It needs to be trimmed every so often. So I went to see my favorite groomer, Miss Jacquie.

Here I am with my fresh buzz cut. Now I'll be better able to chase those scoundrels!

For my next story, the sky this week was an endless source of wonder.
Here are some photos, in no particular order:

The dark spots in this picture are actually snow flakes.

Here in WNY, most of our snow storms are caused by cold fronts crossing over the Great Lakes. This is otherwise known as lake-effect weather. I have not seen any fishes falling out of the sky, though.

I promised my kitty cat cousins, Hanni (aka Hannibal) Maddie (aka Medusa or The Kitten Overlord) and Tibie (aka Tiberius) I would let them know immediately if I ever saw fishes falling from the sky! 

Oh, and one more news item: 
It's been seven weeks since my ghostwriter had surgery to replace her right knee joint. The knee is doing very well, and she goes to physical therapy to do strengthening exercises. 

Good night.

Here is a link to a scholarly treatise about lake-effect snow:

Wednesday, January 8, 2020

Snow Day

Hello everyone! This is The Daily Bone and I'm your diligent doggie reporter Chester L. W. Spaniel. Look look look lookie look! Snow! 

Snow squalls have been moving across WNY all day today! 

And since we've no place to go, 

Let it snow, 

Let it snow,

Let it snow!

Friday, January 3, 2020

Looking Back at 2019

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

Sorry we haven't had very many posts this last month. But my ghostwriter has been recovering from her right knee replacement. It's been one month since she had the surgery, and the knee is doing very well. She can walk short distances without using crutches.

She says it was very boring being cooped up in the house all last month.

I can play my squeaky toy for you if you're bored!

Speaking of squeaky toys, ghostwriter has another problem to deal with, too. Ever since the surgery, her voice has been hoarse. It doesn't seem to be getting better, and she has problems swallowing things like water too. She thinks maybe during the surgery, her vocal chords got damaged. She has to go and see an ear-nose-throat specialist to figure out what exactly the problem is, and if it will get better. I think she sounds a bit like a squeaky toy. But that didn't cheer her up much.

So then I told her we should at least take a quick look back at 2019.

Lots of snow in January 2019.

February ice.

Starlings mobbed the birdie feeders.

March started out with more snow, and squirrels to chase.

Parking lot glaciers.

Flocks of vultures migrating through in late March.

By April lots of flowers were blooming.

In May, a baby fawn showed up by the nursing home. 

The grass was green, and the pear tree was blooming.

In June, I made friends with Lily.

And I met lots of baby robins.

July flowers

Summer thunderstorms brought lots of puddles to splash in!

In August we had a crazy gold finch attacking the car mirrors!

In September, big flocks of sparrows visited our yard.

Our gigantic silver maple tree was cut down. 

In October, Canada geese were blocking traffic at the shopping centers.

We saw a beautiful double rainbow!

Some of our peeps had a great time dressing up for Halloween!

Snow in November

More snow in December  

Christmas day. Wow! Look at all the presents!

Ryan and Lily had a great Christmas!

We hope everyone had a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

And now it's time for a long winter nap!