Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Colder Than It Seems

Greetings loyal readers! This is The Daily Bone and I'm your enthusiastic doggie reporter 
Chester L. W. Spaniel. 


Looking at this picture, you would think it was warm and sunny out, and the snow is melting … NOT!


You would think I'd find lots of mud to slog around in and get my feet all dirty … NOT!


In fact, it's FREEZING out! There's an icy wind blowing, and the snow and the ground are all frozen solid. 


If you zoom in on this picture, you'll see that on top of the frozen puddle is some graupel (little snow pellets) that fell earlier this morning. 



I guess you just have to be patient around here. Actual Spring weather will be here eventually. 


In the meantime, I'll be watching out for it! 


From every window.


Hey! Get lost squirrel! 


Bark bark bark bark! 


Chased that varmint away! And look, Molly, I'm walking on top of the snow again!






NEWS ALERT NEWS ALERT NEWS ALERT NEWS ALERT NEWS ALERT NEWS ALERT

We interrupt your regularly scheduled program for this fast breaking news story. I'm your diligent doggie reporter Chester L. W. Spaniel. There was an alien invasion in our house at 4:30PM! I got stuck inside ghostwriter's office while this occurred, so I didn't get any photographic evidence of the big truck that backed right up our driveway, or the two guys whom Dad let in the house. But I do have pictures of the alien device they left here. What could it be? I hope it's not one of those government spy things people have been talking about lately. I will be sure to give you a full report once I find out more about it. 


We just received another urgent news report about an attack in London. A man drove his car into several people on the bridge over the River Thames, and then got out and stabbed a police officer!


I heard that my dearest Princess Leah and her family are safe. Our thoughts and prayers go out to those who weren't so lucky. This is a crazy world!



Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Soggy Snow

Hello. this is the Daily Bone and I'm your lively doggie reporter Chester L. W. Spaniel 


We still have lots of snow in our yard. But the sun is shining warmly, and the snow is quickly melting. In fact, it's just like slush.


It's perfect for zoomies!







Monday, March 20, 2017

Walk On Water

This is a TDB special report. I'm your talented doggie reporter Chester L. W. Spaniel. As you know snow is basically frozen water vapor. And as you also know, we had a ton of snow dumped on us in the last several days. I had a bit of trouble getting through because it was either too deep, too soggy, or it had crusted over and I kept breaking through it. Well, look what I was able to do this morning:


Wow! I could walk on top of it! I had to be very careful, though.





It didn't last long. Within an hour, it had warmed up enough to make the snow all soggy again. 


Ghostwriter says today is the first day of Spring, and all the snow will be gone soon. 


I don't think I'll be losing any sleep waiting for it! 

Friday, March 17, 2017

Snow, Birdies, Icicles, and Overtime

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


As you know, we had a huge blizzard this week. The total snow fall was over 26 inches in our area. Yesterday, it was nice and fluffy. 


But then the sun melted the top surface of the snow, which later froze overnight. This morning I found that it was all crusty on top. I tried to run over it, but kept breaking through. 


Not fun!


The birdies, however, had no trouble walking on top of the snow. Look at all of their foot prints! 


They were very busy at the feeders these past couple days!


Dad's been making sure the feeders are full for those hungry birdies.


The big bully grackles are back in town, making a lot of noise and fuss! I've been barking at them!


Look who else I saw today:


Grrrrrr! The sun had softened up the snow by then.


The warm sun also made lots of icicles.

View from our kitchen window.

Wow! It looks like a monster crawling off the roof!



Since this afternoon, most of these icicles have fallen down. The snow is melting quickly too. Oh, and ghostwriter took some pictures of the spectacular icicles on the nursing home where she works.



By the way, she had to work overtime and didn't get home until 5:30AM! This, after she drove through all that terrible blizzard the past couple days because …




Bedtime can't come soon enough tonight! 



Oh, we almost forgot. Happy St. Patrick's Day! 



Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Wintry Wednesday

Hello out there! This is The Daily Bone and I'm your inundated doggie commentator 
Chester L. W. Spaniel. 


We've got enough snow already!


It can stop now!


I can't find that bush I usually pee on.


Pffft!


Here are some pictures for my good friend Charlie in Australia.

Our house.

The window birdie feeder.

The cars.

Spruce tree.

Those two kids came by again to help shovel the driveway. Hooray! 

Driveway's clear now!

Back yard.


OK, seriously …


Enough is enough!


It's too deep for zoomies even!


Besides, ghostwriter has to go to work.


I hope she gets home all right.