Sunday, January 28, 2024

Mother Nature isn't Always Nice

Hello everyone. This is The Daily Bone, Princess Edition, and we are your diligent doggie reporters Baby and Rosie Spaniel. 

Just because we were not reporting for the last couple months, it doesn't mean we weren't doing any keen, scientific observations in our back yard. We haven't forgotten the teachings of our predecessors Joey and Chester. We looked up, and looked down, and all around to find amazing things. So today we're going to show you something that happened in early December. 

One day we saw two white birdies sitting on top of our next-door neighbor's roof. Well, one had black wings. At first we thought these were seagulls. But as we continued to watch them, we decided they were some kind of dove or pigeon. Sorry the picture isn't too great, but you get the general image of them. 

Those birdies sat there in that same spot all day long, and then until the next morning before they finally went away. We thought that was the last we'd see of them. But later that day, we found mounds of white feathers on the grass.

It looked like someone had a gigantic pillow fight! Looking more closely, we found this:

We believe a hawk must of caught one of those big white birdies, plucked the feathers out, and ate it! There were a few crows squawking at us in the surrounding trees during our initial investigation of this scene. We think those crows might have finished off all the leftovers except for that foot.

We've seen crime scenes like this before in which our local Cooper's hawk, Mr. Cool Beans Cooper caught and ate a much smaller birdie. A few days later, after a snowfall, we saw him sitting in a tree nearby looking quite well fed, and satisfied with himself. He didn't even bother to fly away when we doggies were outside.

We researched The Daily Bone reports from the past several years, and found this was a common occurrence which had been reported on by us in March of 2023, and several times by our esteemed angels, Joey and Chester. If you'd like to examine our research, please check out the following links:






Sunday, January 21, 2024

Winter Time

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

Sorry we've been gone for so long. As long-time readers would know, our dad had a stroke and is now recovering in a nursing home. He still can't move his left arm and needs lots of help with things. Our ghostwriter goes to see him almost every day, and brings us along once a week. We're starting to get used to riding in the car now. Besides visiting dad, we are gradually meeting the staff and some of the other residents there. (Some of the little old ladies just love seeing us!)

So today we're snowed in and not going anywhere. We girls love zooming around in the snow, and sticking our noses under it. We even think it tastes delicious! 

Yesterday afternoon, we heard and saw a couple of big, noisy monster machines go past our house.

We are very brave, and barked as much as we could at these, and managed to make them go away. 

Our ghostwriter said we were a little too loud. Those snow plows were doing a good job clearing the snow from the road and sidewalk so people could get around. She was reminded of a post by our angels Chester and Joey regarding snow plows, and placed a link to that post below. 

Later on that day, we saw a squirrel sitting in the pear tree, looking very humble and hungry.

In a few minutes, he jumped onto the birdie feeder that's in the window. We girlies have never seen a squirrel up this close! We almost thought he looked kind of cute.

However, he soon began a tirade that was both rude and insulting:

"Hey, where's dog face? Huh? He promised my grandfather a peanut butter sandwich years ago, and we still haven't got it. With interest, you mangy mutts owe me over ten thousand peanut butter sandwiches! You'd better pay up, or else!" 

We rushed outside to give him a good chase, but found he'd already gone. Dumb squirrel! Well, he can't be too hungry. Just a few days ago we saw him and his entire family gobble up the last of the hawthorn berries from the tree.

Now the birdies won't have any hawthorn berries to eat! Mr. Cardinal agreed that those squirrels were greedy gluttons! 

Here's the link to Chester and Joey's post about the snow plow:


Unfortunately, the original video that went with it was gone. So here's a link to the song:

Ride of the Valkyries