Friday, July 16, 2021

Suddenly, It's the Middle of July!

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

Well, we got through another 4th of July! Fortunately I'm not too bothered by the sound of fireworks, because our entire neighborhood was launching all kinds of them until 11pm. We could hear the low booms of the Town display, and the loud cracks of stuff the neighbors shot off. Around 10pm, a big display started in the baseball field a couple blocks over. We could see them from our house. They certainly did not look like amateurs! (Even if our photos might.)

My ghostwriter says today, with the humidity, heat, and scattered showers reminds her of summer vacation when she was a kid growing up in Niagara Falls, NY. There was no AC then, so on really hot days, she and her siblings and friends would play Monopoly, or cards, or dolls, or just read books in the cool basement. After a hard rain, they'd run outside to splash in the puddles. On cooler days, they'd ride their bikes over the Grand Island Bridge. Sometimes they'd ride across the Rainbow Bridge to Canada. 

Hey, I thought this was MY blog! 

I'll tell you what. For an extra treat, ghostwriter, you can show some pictures of the flowers that are blooming right now. 

Here are some creatures we saw recently:

Mr. Phineas Goldfinch Esq.


Spike the plecostomus at the nursing home fish tank

Woodlouse hunter spider

Japanese Beetle

My kitty cat cousins Hannibal and Tiberius watched out their window for the red tail hawks. 

We also had our Jessy human come visit us for a week! She flew in a jet all the way from Florida! Here she is with two of her siblings when they went out for a night in the City:

But now, things have returned to normal. 

I guess that's all I have to say for today. I'm going inside for a nap. 

Wait a  minute!!!!

We interrupt your regularly scheduled program for this fast breaking news flash: There's a bunny in my back yard!!!!!!

OK. Bye!

Tuesday, June 29, 2021

Too Hot! (And Bunnies Too)

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

It's 90ยบ out here! 

We should go back inside the house where it's air conditioned!

Ah! That's better! I shall continue my report from here.

My ghostwriter said that she's been seeing a big fat bunny in the neighbors' yards in the past week. I decided to do some sniffing around today to see if I could find him. While I didn't see the bunny, I did find some piles of bunny poop (or to some doggies: Cocoa Puffs.)  

For a long time we've wondered why the Secret Bunny Militia would make any effort to trespass in our back yard, which has a fence all around, and has been clearly marked with years of doggie pee. We concluded that they must have some kind of coming of age ritual that involves accomplishing a death-defying feat, such as a high speed chase involving a cocker spaniel, while trying desperately to remember where the heck you got into said cocker spaniel's yard in the first place!  

May I remind you that this cocker spaniel has actually caught quite a few bunnies over the last several years. I always proudly presented my prize catches to my ghostwriter, who gratefully praised my excellent cocker spaniel hunting skills. 

What's that? You really didn't want me to catch those bunnies?

I'm going to pretend I didn't hear that.

I happen to have the best hunting record of all the cocker spaniels who have ever lived at this house, if I must say so myself! 

Friday, June 25, 2021

Look Up, Look Down

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

We've had a lot of big changes in the weather lately. Earlier this week there was a huge storm that blew down trees and branches, and knocked out power in some places.

Another night we watched as distant lightning lit up the clouds with purple dragons.

And a cute little raccoon waving hello?

So anyway, it's time to do some looking around in my backyard!

Hey look at these little plants growing between the house and the pavers. 

Oh and there's a baby evergreen tree growing in a random flower pot!

But then we heard a helicopter flying over, and took a quick snap shot. Please click on the picture below, and enlarge it to see the military Chinook helicopter on the upper left, and the insect flying by on the lower right corner of this photo. We were super surprised to catch a picture like this!

Wow! The moon put on a show for the last few nights too.

In other news, my kitty cat cousins, Tibie (aka Tiberius) and Hanni (aka Hannibal) have a red tailed hawk family nesting near their home in the city. 

You may think that's amazing, but not if you're the neighbor's kitty cat who happened to be in the hawk's line of sight! 


We're going to look at some more flowers.

We've got some more clouds moving in now, and it's supposed to rain.

Good night.