Snow Much Fun | GBGV

Ready, set - let the games begin!

Ready, set – let the games begin!

Last week we got a great snowstorm over 2 days resulting in almost a foot of fresh powder to play in.  We already had a nice snow base so the fluff was great!  I had to help mom out with the shoveling, as she was getting sore arms from shoveling a couple times a day.  I don’t mind, though, I like to help when I can, although I have to admit I am better at digging out of the snow than actually shoveling!

Cousin Lena was supposed to come over for Spring Break on Tuesday but because of all the

Ears up! I'm going to get Lena!

Ears up! I’m going to get Lena!

snow, she had to delay her arrival until Wednesday morning.  This was fine as it gave us time to shovel, trample some new trails in the yard and get a good night’s rest before the wild times began.  She is always a big bundle of energy when she arrives so we need to be ready.

Lena arrived by 7 am on Wednesday, so she joined us for our morning walk.  It was a bit rough as the sidewalks weren’t all plowed yet but we still had fun walking and bounding along.  When we got home from the walk we

Ears up! I am in hot pursuit of Lena!

Ears up! I am in hot pursuit of Lena!

went into the yard, got on our “wild pants” and started racing!  It was so fun with all three of us dogs playing chase and wrestle in all the fresh snow! Poor Katie outdid herself and had some arthritis pain later in the day, but she so loves to play it was worth it.

We have some mini-hills from where mom shovels the snow off our deck and they are super fun to use for a game of catch me or to run over and around.  We like to dash back and forth to the pine trees in the back of the yard

Katie & Lena arguing over a dumb buried tennis ball.

Katie & Lena arguing over a dumb buried tennis ball.

too.  After a few days the snow in the yard looked like it had been trampled by a herd of elephants!

Mom took lots of photos of us racing and chasing.  The one thing that has come to my attention is that when I really run full speed, my ears are always up.  I am thinking this may be some kind of aerodynamic design in a GBGV.  Unfortunately, since we are such a rare breed, no one has done any research on this topic, so I just have to go on my doggie gut feeling.  Any aerodynamic experts out there

Break Time - let's graze like cows for a bit!

Break Time – let’s graze like cows for a bit!

with ideas on this subject?

We really had a blast and we enjoyed all that great snow until Saturday when it rained and messed up everything.  It looks like spring is coming and our snow is melting, so this may be the last of the snowy posts for this winter but we do live in Minnesota where snowstorms can happen until May, so who knows???

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  1. mollieandalfie says

    YOU nicked my Snow…BOL.. I’ve got rain now.. I’m on my way over to yours. We can play in the snow and you can teach me how to get into the fridge :) Deal! xx00xx

    Mollie and Alfie

  2. says

    what a great time you had playing! Come on over to my house! We are supposed to get between another 1 and 3 inches tonight….we are SICK of the snow!

  3. says

    We are expecting more stuff next week. I’m really ready for Spring to show up!

    I’m not a scientist but it would seem to me in order to use the ears for aerodynamics, they should be flat on your head, not strait up. Technically strait up should slow you down. :-(

    • says

      Wow, I am pretty speedy with my ears up…I can’t imagine how fast I might be if I had them straight back…I will have to glue them down :)

  4. says

    Oh Emmadog, what a fabulous time you were all having in the snow!!! And you had sunshine, too! It just doesn’t get any better than that. Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

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