Thursday, July 20, 2017

Dirty Dog Thursday

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

There was yet another big thunderstorm today with lots of rain. So I hung out with Dad in the garage/workshop for a while. He was replacing the piece of wallboard that I helped remove a few weeks ago when a stinky chipmunk got stuck behind there. 

If you wish to check out the episode about the stinky chipmunk, please go here:

But don't forget to come back, because I had a lot more fun today to tell you about! 

I like poking around in the garage. There's always something to find in there. Once I found a mummified dead birdie in a corner behind a whole bunch of shovels. Sometimes I find my old missing tennis balls too, or mousie footprints. 

Hey! Check this out! Remember my old employee Mr. Bones Daily? He wasn't much help as a reporter, so I gave him the assignment to keep guard over Dad's workshop. I found him asleep on the job on top of a bunch of boxes and empty pop bottles. Well, I'm not too surprised. He always was a bit of a lazy bones*. 

Fortunately, the storm passed and I got to go outside. There was an angry Mama robin sitting in tree giving me the stink eye, and that low, monotone chirp, chirp, chirp they do when danger is around. Here's why she was so concerned:

See that baby robin sitting on the fence? The Mama bird was worried because it wasn't flying away. 

So I ran up to it to see if I could help. That baby robin popped straight up into the air learned to fly really really fast!

For my help and free flying lesson, the Mama robin dived bombed and screamed at me all the way across the yard! As they say, no good deed goes unpunished!

Silly bird!

It's a bit early for Flower Friday. But ghostwriter is going to visit Oma tomorrow, so might not have time to write then. Surprisingly, the heavy rain didn't destroy everything. 

Phlox and baby's breath.



There's a bumper crop of Japanese beetles devouring the roses. Ghostwriter picked twelve of them off this one flower and smashed them on a rock. The little ants will have a feast tonight!

Later in the afternoon, I caught the scent of something in the mud under the hostas.

So I started a serious investigation. 

I hardly ever do any digging. But I was able to create quite a significant hole by the time my humans tried to stop me.

In the process I got good and muddy!

My humans got out my little summer swimming pool, put some water in it, and then tossed me in to rinse off. As I've said before, I really don't mind getting a bath. But then they wouldn't let me outside again without a leash for the rest of the afternoon. So I guess my archeological/forensics dig will have to wait. 

It's a good thing that I'm a very patient doggie.

The excavation will resume tomorrow!

*If you'd like to read my adventures with Bones Daily, please click on these links:

Interview With Bones Daily

No Bones About It

Skeleton Crew

Monday, July 17, 2017

Brain Dead Zombie Monday

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

It's been a boring day! My ghostwriter is a brain dead zombie because she had to work the overnight 11pm to 7am shift last night. She says if she tries to go to sleep when she comes home in the morning after a night shift, she gets nightmares. So she's been awake since yesterday morning! Hopefully she won't have to do another shift like that again for a long time. 

Anyway, I kind of kept things quiet around here today. 

Non Sequitur

Friday, July 14, 2017

Rain, Mud, and Flower Friday

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

We have had a lot of rain lately. Usually rain doesn't bother me. But the downpour you see in the picture below was a bit too much even for me to go out in! 

Check this out! I found a frog in the garage! Wow! He's a long way from the nearest pond!

Today we finally got some sunny skies!

While doing my rounds in the back yard, I found some pears with bite marks on the ground. 

Some evil miscreants have been stealing pears from our tree. They eat a few bites and then drop it on the ground and leave it lying there. Wasteful little buggers! My esteemed and late colleague Joseph (Joey dog) Spaniel would not be happy about that! 

Hey, if you're going to steal one, at least eat it all!

And now, in honor of Flower Friday, I'll show you a few of the flowers that haven't been pounded down by the rain. 

Coneflowers and daisies.


The last clemetis flower.

Now they've gone to seed.

The milkweeds are starting to make seed pods.

I found some pretty purple flowers that I liked!

But ghostwriter said they were weeds.

Take a look at this fantastic mud puddle I found! 

Fortunately, as you may have noticed, I got a hair cut from my favorite groomer Miss Jacquie, so it was easy to wash the mud off my feet. Oh, and Miss Jacquie gave me a blue ribbon!

For my final story, July is a month when we remember two of our angels. Our Miss Ginger crossed the Rainbow Bridge in July of 2010. She was ghostwriter's baby girlie. She had a wonderful singing voice and provided the music for every meal. Here she is sitting in her sunny spot by the back door.

Then there was good old Joey dog who left us on July 30, 2016.

I miss them both very much!

Here's a flash back TDB from 2015 with some pictures of Joey dog:

And that's the news for today!

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Saturday, July 8, 2017

Flowers Food and Fun

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

I have several things to report today. You may have noticed that I'm not posting as often as I used to. It's actually been kind of boring around here, except for chasing squirrels and other varmints, and ghostwriter has been busy. She tries to visit Oma (who's doing OK right now) at the nursing home at least twice a week and it's a long drive there and back. So I'm going to try to combine several reports into one. 

For my first story, here's Flower Friday a day late.
Right now the lilies are our star performers in the garden. 

Now it's time for the food report.

Bratwurst, parsley potatoes, and vegies.

Greek salad, pork chop, and spanikopitas.

Salad with pears, candied pecans, and balsamic vinegar. 

Flash back: My esteemed late colleague Joseph (Joey dog) Spaniel presiding at another meal about a year ago. This used to be his gig; and he taught me well.*

He would approve of these funnies I found: 

Finally there's this: The Blogville Summer Dance is in a couple days, hosted by my good friend Christmas! Please tune into Paw Province on July 10th. I can hardly wait to see my dearest Princess Leah there!

While we wait, I found some fun music to practice dancing to.
All you kitty cats out there will like these! 

Oh, the moon has been coming up early.

This song is for my dearest Princess Leah.

*We found an old TDB report by Joey dog from 2013.