Saturday, November 20, 2021

Sneaky Creatures

 This is a TDB special report and I'm your zealous doggie reporter Chester L. W. Spaniel. I am live on location in the back yard where I've been barking all day! 

Do you see what I see?

Look carefully. Do you see those beady eyes staring from the other side of the fence? That's right! It's a bunny! This particular bunny has been camped out in the bushes for the past few days. He just sits there while I bark at him. Sometimes, he'll move a few feet one way or another. But I can still smell his scent even if I don't see him! (Yes, I'm an excellent cocker spaniel hunting doggie!) Last night at around 11PM, I went out and he was actually IN my yard, sitting perfectly still, right under the birdie feeders. I gave him a good chase around the yard before he remembered how he got into my yard in the first place. 

When I wasn't sniffing, tracking, or barking at this audacious bunny, I was clattering around in the garage. Under Dad's workshop tools, knocking over the snow shovels, running around the car, squeezing myself past the garbage can and the snow blower. 

Do you see what I see in the next three pictures?

Look carefully. There was a whole flock of sparrows in the garage, fluttering around, smacking themselves into the windows of the garage door, and hiding amongst the rafters. Sorry if these pictures are a little blurry. Birdies move pretty fast! Even after my ghostwriter let them all out the back door, I continued to search for them, because, you know, I'm a very good cocker spaniel hunting doggie and can still pick up their scents. 

If that wasn't enough, take a look at this:

It's a squirrel who's looking down from the roof with an eye on the birdie feeder in the window below! An hour later we heard a kerplunk!

Nibble nibble nibble … hey!

Hey dog face! You'd better tell your humans that they need to put a big fat fresh chunk of suet into this here feeder! 

Either that, or that peanut butter sandwich you've owed my Godfather, alias Twinkletoes for the last few years! 

I'm sure you wouldn't wanna incur the wrath of the Evil Squirrel Cartel! 

Bu-wahahahaha …

Oh yeah? Well you can just forget about it, punk! Grrrrrrrr!


Harumph! A doggie's work is never done! 

Thursday, November 18, 2021


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

Here's a picture of our very first snowfall of the year: 

It was just some big, sloppy snowflakes mixed in with some rain. My ghostwriter is already in her annual winter denial mode. She says it's not really winter until we have a big blizzard, or Christmas, whichever comes first. She also says we still need to have Indian Summer. (Yeah, GW really hates winter!) 

It's been really windy too. But that's not so bad. The wind blew some beautiful leaves into our yard. 

We caught another glimpse of that little "baby" squirrel. One of our readers commented that this was probably not a baby, but a red squirrel. After doing a bit of research, we discovered she was right. 

It certainly is feisty and fast! Our usual gray squirrels whom we see daily are downright lethargic compared to the little red squirrel. 

Hey, who are you calling lethargic?

If the shoe fits, wear it.

In other news, we're supposed to have a lunar eclipse tonight. Actually it will occur around 3am here in WNY. We'll be lucky if the clouds clear up enough to see anything! 

But wait a minute. Who is actually awake at that time? Certainly not me! 

Good night! 

Wednesday, November 10, 2021

November! Already?

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

Sorry we haven't been around much lately. My ghostwriter has been working a lot at the nursing home. They finally were able to find some new nurses to hire, and they're in orientation now, so hopefully things will ease up in the schedule soon. Meanwhile, we've been looking for the many amazing things in my yard, both down on the ground, and up in the sky!

Weird, tubular cloud one morning

The last mushrooms

Maple leaf

Hydrangea bush

Hawthorn berries

Sun behind the clouds

Moon rising

In other news, the Evil Squirrel Cartel has been extra busy lately. We often see two or three of them eating birdie seeds that fall from the feeders. They run away when I go out! But today we found this: 

Some rotten squirrel chewed a hole in our pumpkin! 

Can you believe it?

Who me? I wouldn't do that!

Yeah, right!

Well, the days are getting shorter. It's dark by 5pm now. I guess I'll have to deal with those squirrels tomorrow. Good night!