Monday, March 6, 2023

Other Creatures

Greetings friends and fans! (That's how it's supposed to start, right?) This is The Daily Bone, Princess Edition, and we are your student doggie reporters Rosie and Baby Spaniel. 

Seeing that this is our first winter of our lives, there are a lot of things to discover. Apparently, there are many creatures that are not doggies or humans! Wow! 

Here's a picture of a squirrel and a birdie in our back yard. 

Upon discovering these creatures, we proceeded to approach them with great caution. This was not because we were afraid of them; but because we cocker spaniels are the smallest of the hunting doggie breeds, and stalking prey comes naturally to us. Here we go:

Quietly stepping out into the garage.

Pausing to peek out the back door.

Slowly inching closer. 

OK. The coast is clear.

The birdies flew away, although the little ones called chickadees stayed in the nearby pear tree. Some of the bigger birdies flew into the oak tree and started calling us jerks. Our ghostwriter says these are grackles and they are very rude.* 

Ghostwriter says that squirrels are usually quite rude too. However, they soon discovered that we puppies can run a lot faster than our esteemed, but arthritic predecessor Chester L. W. Spaniel. Now they depart with great haste if they so much as get a glimpse of us. 

There were a few other creatures we've recently seen. But our ghostwriter said we would not be chasing these any time soon.

Our ghostwriter also asked which one of us left a poop on the carpet in her office while she was writing this glowing report for us.

Who, us?????? 

* Links to a couple of Chester's stories about grackles:


  1. You two are doing a fantastic job reporting. Chester is proud of you.

  2. Oh, those squirrels!!
    And while we don't see too many grackles but we do see lots of starlings. They are pigs and gobble up any and all the bird food they can get their pointy beaks into. Namely peanuts, suet, sunflower seeds and mealworms. They are not too interested in the 'regular' bird seed...yet. A good pound on the window scares them off.
    We can't chase those big machines either...but we do run the fence and bark them, BOL!

  3. The birdies and squirrels have a lot to fear with you girls on yard duty!

  4. Wow, those grackles are SO RUDE. How dare they!
    Gail says I could learn from your approach to hunting. Stealth is not really my thing.
    PS As for the poop, you are lucky that each of you can blame the other!

  5. Hey Rosie and Baby...I think it is quite a wise thing to approach strange things with caution.
    Oh my dogs we are having a T I M E with cow birds at our feeders. They seem to only like one feeder. As soon as it is empty I will not buy any more.
    Lastly well done on the Princess edition of The Daily Bone.
    Hugs Cecilia

  6. You girls have some excellent stalking skills. We can see why the squirrels would high tail it out of there when they see you.

  7. We know all about those silly very careful, they can be tricksy!!
    Sunny & Rosy

  8. So much for you young 'uns to be learning. We bet Chester and Joey are smiling bigtime as they watch you two cuties grow and learn.

    Woos - Lightning, Misty, and Timber

  9. You guys are becoming the best reporters (and bird stalkers). We also gotta say, kudos, on the sneaky poop! Us cats have done this too! Purrs Marvelous Marv