Friday, March 12, 2021

Look Up, Look Down Some More

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

Things continue to change quickly here in WNY! We're going to keep doing our Look Up, Look Down method of discovering amazing things right in our own back yard. 

Wednesday morning we looked down and found a pile of feathers under the pear tree. 

I gave it a thorough sniff, and concluded the feathers were from a mourning dove. The most likely explanation is that our local Cooper's hawk, Mr. Cool Beans Cooper probably caught this birdie for breakfast. We wish he would try catching some of those annoying grackles, and evil squirrels too, for that matter!

Looking up that same morning, we saw big flocks of Canada geese flying over.


Later, we saw a halo around the sun. Even though it was warm outside, a halo like that usually means some cold rainy or snowy weather is headed our way. 

Winter isn't gone yet! There is still a bit of snow on the north side of the shed. The irises are trying to grow in spite of it. 

I went to the vet that day too. My ghostwriter wasn't allowed inside the office, so I had to go with the vet tech while GW waited outside in the car. I did OK, though. I lost one pound. I have excellent, healthy ears for a 12 year old cocker spaniel. I have some age-related cataracts, but no glaucoma. I do have arthritis in my back legs, and don't run and jump like I used to. The lipoma lumps haven't changed. The only thing I need to do is get my teeth cleaned. I might need a few teeth pulled because they're worn down. Pretty good for an old guy! 

Thursday I spent most of the time sleeping, and GW had to work. 

Today, we had high winds that sometimes made the whole house shake. GW says winter and spring are fighting for control! Check out our sunset. These pictures were taken all within about a half hour!

Looks like a storm front is moving in.

Within minutes, it was all cloudy.

But then, it cleared up!

As they say around here, if you don't like the weather, just wait a minute!



  1. We walk looking up, and then we walked looking down, and then we walked into something. Ouch! I am glad you got a pretty good vet report. It is hard for us old folks.

  2. Glad the vet deemed you to be good in health, and after a teeth cleaning, you'll be sparkling,too!

    We have lots of geese flying here, too...and the Sandhill Cranes are back. You know, we still have not seen robins around here, wow, they are really late! Maybe they know something...

  3. Hi Chester ~ haven't much to say, the coffee pot broke-ed down and we are grumpies without coffee, so we'll just say Happy Weekend (paw pats) and bye now!

  4. Hello Handsome Boy! What a great report that covered everything, from tragic (the death of the dove) to happiness because of your good health, that I hope continues for a very, very long time!

  5. Hidey Ho Chester my handsome FRIEND
    I loved this sentence "GW says winter and spring are fighting for control!" I'm cheering for Spring
    Hugs Cecilia

  6. Great update, C. I'm betting if I ever spotted a pile of feathers, Mom would not let me investigate. She would be afraid of it and all that it stood for. Thanks for checking those feathers out and reporting. Makes me feel like a real dog!

    Love and licks,

  7. Oh my COD! Your sky shots are lovely! Around here, feathers on the ground like that usually mean on of us cats has caught the burd! We too have some snow left in the crannies and where the driveway snow was. It was soooo muddy, Cinnamon had a bath yesterday. And we are glad your vet visit went well. And Chester, we have all those Gumbys because our Mom is older than dirt. Plus people buy them when they see them and give them to her. They adorn mission control! Thanks for visiting, and all your news! We love visiting you!

  8. So sorry about the dove and we agree grackles and squirrels would have been a much better option:(

    Good report overall, Chester, and Lightning says you will ace the dental just like he did.

    Woos - Lightning, Misty, and Timber

  9. We're glad to hear you had a good report from the Vet. As we write this the weather here in WNY has changed again and it's snowing!

  10. That's a very good report from your vet, Chester! Your sky shots are just beautiful and spring is coming!