Sunday, March 29, 2020

It Was a Good Day!

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

As you know,  we're still dealing with that virus thing. We are all staying home as much as possible, and staying away from other humans. But you can't keep WNY people from enjoying some actual Spring-like weather when we finally get it. So today it seemed like the whole neighborhood was out walking: sometimes just one person, sometimes couples, and sometimes whole families. They smiled and waved at each other when they passed (keeping six feet apart, of course.) Oh, and I've never seen so many doggies either! And kids on bikes, roller skates, skateboards, and scooters too!

Hi pups! Bark bark!

Speaking of six feet apart, our friend Barf at the Wild Wings Bird Sanctuary was glad to demonstrate how far six feet is:

My Joanna human used to volunteer there and says Barf is actually a very nice, polite turkey vulture. If you tell him he's handsome, he'll open his wings and preen his beautiful feathers. If you'd like to know more about Barf and his birdie friends, go to WildWingsInc. Be sure to scroll down a ways to see the video of Barf. 

We looked around the garden and spotted the very first grape hyacinths blooming. These ones are kind of early because they're growing right under the dryer vent where they stay nice and warm. 

And look how green the grass is getting!

The grackles are still here. They spend the whole day haggling over real estate, and squabbling over mates. My ghostwriter says the devil himself must have taught one of them how to scream like a human, and then sent him to wake her up every morning.

Screech Poobomber and his girlfriend Ditzy Waddlesquirt

Crummy rotten grackles!

The sky was constantly changing today, with the high winds moving the clouds really fast. In the picture below, a bank of clouds is moving in. The dark spot in the middle is a bumblebee flying by.

A cloud bank (and a bumblebee) approaching from the south west.

After ten minutes: Wow! Those are thunder storm clouds! *

Twenty minutes later,it  suddenly got really dark! 

It began to rain and thunder!

15 minutes later,  things were clearing up nicely!

Dinner time! Beef stew and mashed potatoes. Yum!

Later in the evening we saw a spectacular sunset!

It's time to relax now, isn't it? Nope!

We checked our computer and found some beautiful illustrations from our friend Sunny.

We love the big, jolly characters she creates!

This one looks a bit like me!

On top of that, we got pictures of the grand kids Lily and Ryan!

Going for a walk.

Reading a funny book.

Looks like they're doing OK! Anything else?

No, don't turn the TV on! Let's not ruin this great day with all that bad news! It's NOT the end of the world (again) no matter how dire the News media makes it seem!

Good night to a good day!

* We wanted to show you this picture again. After we looked at it some more, we were able to see at least four little doggie faces in those thunder clouds. Can you find them?


  1. What a sky! We had high winds here too, and the old dried up not cleaned up in the fall leaves were scudding all over the place.

    Its cooled off a bit here too. Petcretary didn't see the sunset Sunday night, she was working...

    When she goes for a walk there are way more others doing similar things...or playing in their yards with their children. Hey, we are relearning fun things to do!

    Hope we can be normal one of these days before long...*she* needs a haircut...badly! BOL!

  2. Yes, you did have a great day, Chester! Your sky shots are just incredible and Sunny does beautiful work! That beef stew and mashed potatoes sure does look yummy.

  3. BOL BOL Barf is appropriately named. Too funny
    Chester as always I enjoyed your wonderful post full of all kinds of fun stuff. GW is a very talented organizer of your activities. The Kiddos are precious
    As for the first glance the cloud on the lower right looks like a heart to me,
    Hugs Cecilia

  4. We go on so many walks these days! I love quarantine.

  5. Yesterday's weather sure was a roller coaster ride. Your grass is growing faster than ours but we always seem to be a couple of weeks behind everywhere else. We guess we live in our own little micro-climate. How cool that you caught a bumble bee flying through your picture. That beef stew looks tasty too!

  6. What a beautiful day!!!! It's always nice to find the good in everything, especially cute doggy faces in the clouds!!
    Rosy, Jakey & Arty

  7. Glad you could be out and social and safe. Barf is very handsome.

  8. Mom was just out walking and saw lots of flowers and trees blooming. She also saw some of Barf's relatives. There is quite the large gang of them that like to hang around where the donkeys live.

    Woos, Lightning and Timber

  9. You and GW know where to look fur the really important news, Chester. We think we see three doggies in your clouds (mommy's screen is little), and one looks a lot like me!

  10. If we all had a turkey vulture living with us we could know we were six feet apart.

  11. Thanks for the report. Your pal Sunny has some amazing skills at the illustrations. We hope Barf can get the word out to everyone about being six feet apart from each other. Have a fantastic rest of your day.
    World of Animals

  12. I love, love, love the cloud photos - They are amazing and beautiful!!

    On the flipside, I never used to like the turkey vultures -- People here call them "natures vacuum cleaners" but I have come to value and respect the place in nature that is uniquely theirs.

  13. I couldn't find any doggies, but I think I did see an orang-utan in the far distance.


  14. Oh Chester L. W. Spaniel my Lee tried to wipe the spot off of her screen then read it was a bumblebee maybe that is like read the instructions before assembly. You got any leftovers because your beef stew looks really good.
    Your Friend
    Sweet William The Scot

  15. Your skies are gorgeous. We are enjoying springtime weather and are soooo ready to be off self-isolation. Mom is missing the grandbabies something fierce.