Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Signs of Spring

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

Sometimes it seems like winter is endless here in WNY. Just when it warms up a bit, we get hit with another cold front! In these pictures, I was standing and squinting in the sun a couple days ago. 

But …

… there was a halo around the sun. That means bad weather is on it's way. 


However, we finally saw our very first flower!

As you probably know, there is a big crisis going on in the world lately. I'm sure you're tired of hearing about it, so I'm going to try to keep things positive. 

I have a few news items from my kitty cat cousins. Tibie (aka Tiberius) and Hani (aka Hannibal) were doing a good job keeping their eyes on the squirrel activity in their area.

Good  job, kitties! 

Their kitty cat sister Maddie (aka Medusa aka The Kitten Overlord) kept busy with food watching. 

Food watching is very serious business!

This evening there was a nice sunset. 

My ghostwriter went outside at one point to check on this sunset, and she was surprised to see an entire flock of turkey vultures swooping and wheeling overhead! 

Ghostwriter remembers a time when seeing big birds like this was practically a miracle. 

In case you didn't know, turkey vultures are nature's garbage disposals. They eat dead things.


Oh, but I almost forgot! Today is St. Patrick's Day! My favorite mini humans Lily and Ryan were home from school, and got home made shamrock shakes! Hooray!

I hope all my friends and family stay happy and healthy! 


  1. Happy St. Patrick's Day Chester. It sure has been up and down with the weather lately. We sure enjoyed those past couple of days and got to spend some good time outside. Our paws are crossed for your mom as we know she works with some of the most vulnerable in our community.

  2. Oh, sure does looks like Spring will stay soon my furiend! We are getting some much needed rain, from some cold storms that Ma likes. We did have some sun today too, before it started really raining again, which was good, cause I gots a walkie in! Tells GW that we are thinkin' of her and her patients and other staff being, and working with the most at risk. {{{hugs}}}
    Ruby ♥

  3. We don't have any daffys yet, but we do have snowdrops! And the periwinkle blooms in sheltered spots, the tulips are poking through, as well as the bluebells and daffs. Soon to be followed by the irises...if Benji doesn't dig in there...petcretary bought some fencing to cordon off the 'verboten' areas...sigh...

    There are now robins around and there are several sandhill cranes that frequent the grassy areas around the facilty where petcretary works. Its fun to show those to the residents, since as we are on lockdown there, its a fun diversion.

    Hope yiour weather stays nice, Chester! Stay safe, you and your peeps!

  4. Doesn't it just make you smile to see your first daffodil! We are loving all of your faces, Chester☺ What a gorgeous sunset!

  5. Chester, I don't know the name of the highest most prestigious award in journalism and photography but you deserve it. Wonderful reporting. Your feline cousins surely take their job of food watching seriously you must have taught them well.
    Hugs Cecilia

  6. What a pawesome and happy post today Chester!! We have been thinking about GW and sending prayers to her and all her patients!
    Rosy, Jakey & Arty

  7. We think it is funny people who have grass already think winter is long. Still so much snow here. Stay safe.

  8. Those two photos of the sky were beautiful, Chester! We have hyacinths poking up in our yard and lots of chirping birds.

    Woos, Lightning and Timber

  9. ALTHO we are on a little blog break just wanted to come by and say we're thinking of the "ghostwriter" and hoping she will stay safe and well ...

  10. I don't think I have ever seen a real life vulture. Well, outside a zoo anyway...

    Klem, Mara

  11. It's great to have someplace to go where things are being kept light and interesting! You syre get some nice sunsets there!