Friday, June 23, 2023

Mush-a-booms and Other Weird Things

 Hello everybody. This is The Daily Bone, Princess Edition, and we're your observant doggie reporters Baby and Rosie Spaniel. 

We have been exploring our back yard looking for new things that we pups have never seen before. The weather has turned warm and muggy. Our ghostwriter says this is perfect for mush-a-booms. 


Here are some pictures of them:

GW went on to explain that these are a type of fungus that grows on the old tree roots from a big tree that got chopped down a few years before we pups arrived here. She also told us in no uncertain terms not to touch them just in case they were poisonous. Then she showed us some more of them—apparently there are many different kinds—that she called dead man's fingers.


I guess we'll leave those alone! 

Moving on, GW showed us something she spied up in the sky as she was driving to the grocery store today. You see it? It's the big floaty thing that looks like a whale! It's called a blimp.

A few days ago while she was trimming some bushes in the back yard, she caught something called a dragon fly.

What??? Now we pups are completely confused! There are dragons flying around our yard? The world around us seems to have no end of weird and crazy things for us to learn about. 

I bet you know what we're going to do next …


Well, that's how our puppy minds process all the new things we see!

Note from GW: yesterday I allowed the pups to come upstairs while I worked on my computer in my office. I thought I could trust them not to pick up and play with things that are not for doggies. Well, that was a fail!

It's a good thing they're cute! 

Monday, June 12, 2023

Rain, Finally!

Hello friends. This is The Daily Bone, Princess Edition, and we're your doggie reporters Baby and Rosie Spaniel. 

This picture was taken a few days ago in the midst of a long dry spell. Our ghostwriter was glad the weather was so dry because it meant we pups wouldn't be tracking so much dirt and grass clippings into the house. We're not sure about that since we still do our best to trample through the flower beds, and raid the compost pile even when it's dry out. Anyway, let's get on with our report. We have some really nice flowers blooming. 

Baby robins are everywhere. (This picture is blurry because it was taken through the screen on the front door.) Every time we doggies go out, several robin families go crazy and scold us to stay away from their babies. Unlike our esteemed predecessor Chester L. W. Spaniel, we girls haven't gotten into catching birdies … yet. 

We chase bunnies and squirrels, though!

As you've been probably been hearing on the TV news, there has been a lot of smoke from the forest fires in Canada rolling into WNY. We can smell it, and it makes the sun seem hazy. 

Most of it has cleared up now. And just in time, we got a rainy day!

Did we want to go out in the pouring rain? 

Um, that's a nope.

Let us back in the house!

We can look at the flowers indoors. And take a good long nap too! 

GW here: Rosie and Baby didn't want to go out in the rain, but they happily stuck their faces in the stream of water from the hose when I had to water the garden the past couple weeks during the dry spell. Go figure! 

Tuesday, June 6, 2023

Lots of News!

 Greetings everyone. This is The Daily Bone, Princess Edition, and we're your diligent doggie reporters Rosie and Baby Spaniel. We have a lot to report! 

Today we went to see our groomer, Miss Jacquie for our very first summer buzz cut. So now we can celebrate our new sleek figures just in time for the summer heat. 

In honor of our predecessors Angels Chester L. W. Spaniel and Joseph (Joey dog) Spaniel, we are going to look up and look down and find some amazing stuff! 

Chester and Joey with their summer buzz cuts (2015.)

The sky here has been very hazy lately, and the sun looks like a big orange squeaky ball. That's because there is smoke from a big forest fire north of us in Canada. 

Morning sky

Late afternoon sky

Evening sun

We thought we'd get a spectacular sunset. But instead, the sun just disappeared behind the smoky horizon.

Next we're going to look around and see some of our beautiful summer flowers! 

And finally, looking down, there seems to be snow on the ground! This is very strange, indeed!

Our GW told us this fuzzy white stuff is actually millions of seeds from the local cottonwood trees. Wonders never cease!

Well, I think we've completed our report. We looked up at the hazy skies, around at the wonderful flowers, and down at the fuzzy seeds on the ground. 

Time for a dinner break. And a well earned nap!

Good night.