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.


  1. Poor Ghostwriter. It is hard enough to drive in the fog during the daytime, but it is really scary at night. We are glad she was careful and also that the traffic was light. Those nest mushrooms are cute.

    So sorry to hear about Maddie. We will cross our paws for her to have some very good days ahead of her.

    Woos - Lightning, Misty, and Timber

  2. We are glad your mom arrived home safely. You do a great job finding things in the backyard. We are sorry about Maddie.

  3. We're glad Ghostwriter made it home safely through the fog. Our paws are crossed for Maddie and her family during this difficult time.

  4. Oh we know all about fog here in Aberdeen.... But what beautiful photos of the morning after.
    Gail and I are sending a ton of love across the Pond to dear Maddie.
    Toodle pip!

  5. Sorry that Maddie got a bad report, but she is loved and will be doted upon as long as she wants!
    We will purr and add pawyers for her.

    Those are great fall images! And we are so glad GW made it home safely. Fog at night is awful.

  6. Your autumn photos are so pretty and we love the mushrooms. We're so sorry to hear about Maddie.

  7. Oh Chester another wonderful report from my favorite Journalist.
    I'm with GW I have my heads in the clouds a lot too. We had 2 really foggy mornings here this past week.
    I am so sorry to read about your Maddie....I send lots of hugs to all her family and wish her a good quality of life each day

  8. So scary for Maddie and everybody who loves her. Nose-punching aside, she seems sweet.

    Love and licks,

  9. We know all about fog here in San Francisco, too. We named ours Karl!
    I' sorry to hear about Maddie. Pawraying she'll have many happy days ahead.

    1. As in: "The fog comes on little cat feet"by Carl Sandburg?

    2. You would think so, but acfurrily Karl is a reference to the 2003 film "Big Fish." The creator is anonymous, and furst posted about Karl on Twitter, because his friends were complaining about the foggy weather. He said Karl was the giant everyone was afraid of because they thought he would kill or eat them, when in fact he was just hungry and lonely.

    3. Here's the whole story:

    4. I finally had time to check that link. What a cool story of Karl the fog! Maybe we should find names for all of our crazy weather here in WNY!

  10. We are sorry to read about Maddie. May she be comfortable and loved.

  11. We have had some really foggy mornings too. It makes squirrel watching difficult. We are so sorry about Maddie.