It all started off innocently enough with dreams of a nice snowstorm and then we actually went from zero to snow! Mom and us dogs have been getting a bit depressed due to the lack of white stuff, snow. Last year was a real dud with warm weather and barely a flake of snow, so we were really hoping for a great winter this year but it was December 8th and the grass was still showing. We had a small one inch teaser the other day but we want a good storm, a real snowstorm complete with shoveling, snow clumps in the paw pads, you know the whole
The weather people said we might get some snow Saturday night but it would be mostly north of the cities meaning we may get an couple inches at best since we are south of the cities – our depression kept on going…we wanted winter! Saturday morning they said the storm was shifting south a bit so we might get four inches or so and it would all be over by noon on Sunday. Four inches is nothing to howl about but we will
We went to bed, woke up Sunday morning and Katie, mom and I were devastated! Only about two inches of snow and it was not even still snowing, talk about a major bummer! We headed out for our Sunday walk which takes us past a church where we paused to cross our paws and say a short prayer for some more snow. Low and behold, a few minutes later it started to snow, big flakes and tons of them. When we
got home they said on the news it would snow all day and we would get as much as eight inches – I howled in happiness!!! The day went on, mom shoveled, then mom shoveled again, then she shoveled again and then they said it would snow all night too! We are going to have about fifteen inches of the white stuff when it is finished! Katie and I were barking with excitement and mom was just thrilled too!
I love snow but this stuff is rather wet so I
get snowballs all over my fur starting with my paws – mom calls them my snowshoes! Now that it is so deep, Katie and I have to make trails around the yard by trampling down the snow, we do that every year. Right now I have to hop like a wabbit because it is deep past my little belly but I don’t mind, hop, hop, hop.
A miracle also happened. Mom has had serious back pain for about 2 weeks because of wearing a walking boot for a month. By
doing all the shoveling she somehow got her back into shape and it no longer hurts but she says her arm muscles are sore…wonder why??? Don’t feel sorry for her, though, she likes to shovel for the exercise and to be out in the snow.
I sure hope the weather stays cold now until March and maybe we can get some more snow – I feel you can never have enough of the stuff! Bring on more winter!
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