Friday, February 18, 2022

Now You See It, Now You Don't …

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

A few days ago, I was standing in the snow, like in this picture. The next day, it started getting real windy, and the snow melted a little, and then froze and got slippery.

Windy and slippery is not a good combination. Yipes!

As the snow continued to melt, it revealed a monumental mess the birdies had made underneath the feeders with dropped seeds and seed shells.

Gee, I wouldn't make a mess like that!

Me neither. Must be sparrows!

We found another huge mess under the hawthorn tree, where the squirrels had dropped thousands of hawthorn berries on the ground. 

The melting snow revealed yet another mess: tons of bunny poop! Everywhere! We're not going to show you pictures of that. Needless to say, there must be more than one bunny to make that many cocoa puffs!  

Yesterday, there was still some snow left, along with mud and puddles. 

By the afternoon, hardly any snow left in my back yard, and it started raining. Well, I guess I shouldn't be surprised, since this is Western NY and drastic weather changes are common. 

Snow: now you see it. Now you don't!

This morning we woke up and everything was once again covered with snow! 

Go figure!

This report was brought to you by WNY Snow Squalls-R-Us, courtesy of Lakes Erie and Ontario. 

Thursday, February 10, 2022

Epic Icicles and Other Winter Tales

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

As you can see, we have snow, and lots of it! A big storm moved through the area and it snowed non-stop for almost three days! My humans were not very happy to have to shovel all of that from the driveway. 

But it finally stopped and the sun came out!

And so did all the local critters. 

I'm still waiting for that peanut butter sandwich, dogface!

Oh yeah? Forget about it!

Lily sent us a picture of herself playing in the deep snow.

We also saw a bobcat go by:

Wait a minute. That's not really a bobcat, is it?

But then a different character showed up. 

Hey, what's this?

I've never been up here before.

There's suet on this side too.

Are those seeds under there?

This is the little red squirrel that we see occasionally. He never tried to get into the window feeder before. In fact whenever he saw any movement in our window, he'd be gone in a flash! He must be really hungry! 

He seemed polite enough. We'll see if he comes back. Meanwhile, Sid starling returned.

What's with those squirrel type dudes eating at MY diner?

I got reservations here with my girlfriend Shirley!

I didn't know we took reservations. Oh, and I almost forgot! I was going to show you some incredible icicles. So without further ado, here they are:

We still have a few weeks left of winter. We hope everyone stays safe and warm!