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!


  1. You sure have some pretty flowers in your yard, Chester. Did you catch that bunny or did it escape through the fence?

    1. The bunny got away, but it sure did run fast, with its fluffy white tail bouncing!

  2. You have beautiful surroundings but you must protect them from the bunny. Your parents really need to get permission before posting on your blog.

  3. What a fun post! Your flowers are just beautiful and our favorite is the goldfinch and the sunflower.

  4. Top Of da morn Chester, GW and Dad!
    Niagara looks so inviting and refreshing. We have another HOT as blue blazes day here too.
    Thanks for all the lovely blooms and da fishie
    What fun to see family and get lots of overdue hugs
    Our bunny population has exploded way beyond the normal bunny population.
    Hugs and stay cool

  5. Lovely pictures, C. Your Ghostwriter's childhood is the same old fashioned kind as my mom's. It was called playing - not a playdate or an organized team or club. Just kids. Playing. #goodtimes

    Love and licks,

  6. Hello Friends, how I have missed you! I loved this post, and have found a wonderful escape getting a glimpse into your world. Thank-you for that. ❤

  7. Oh, how funs!!!! Ma doesn't knows how ya'll do it with all the humidity!!! It gets above 60%, and Ma acts like she's melting!!! BOL!!! It's been extra humid here this summer (yes, even with all the heat, we have had in the west, here, it's been okay, just REALLY humid ;) ) It's like OR & WA got our dry heat and we got their humid milder weathers! Anyhu, I loves all your blooms!!!! And the fishie looks tasty! Um....I means adorables 😁
    BUNNIE!!!! OMD, how funs is that??!! I wish we had those here! sigh.
    Stay cool my furiend!
    Ruby ♥

  8. It looks like you have been so busy! So nice to see people and we are glad the fireworks don't scare you.

  9. We are back into the hot weather after some really nice days...and not a few rainy days. Where HAS the time gone, July is more than half over already!

    Your flowers are very pretty That bunny is not too wise to creep into your Yard, Chester...we almost caught one the other day...

    I recollect summer days as your GW described them, Chester...we had no AC, and it was too hot to be we did inside things in the basement which was always a more tolerable temp.

  10. Love the picture of the gold finch. Maybe you'll be able to cross the border again soon.

  11. Hi friend, Ojo here! It's nice to see you and your Yard and your flowers and your critters. Now - go catch that rascally rabbit!

  12. Thanks so much for coming to my birthday pawty at Ann and June's Blog! We are so furry blessed to have such wonderful blogging furrends! We are expecting to be back to our regularly scheduled blogging unless the wind changes and the internet burns up again!

  13. We had to go through some back doors to find you dis time, Chester! Mommy's confuser dint tell her you posted. Somefing going on in blogworld, mommy says. I'm sorry de bunny got away.