This is the story of the lady hound in the big snowstorm. The lady hound is me, of course. I’m ten years older than Madison, so naturally, I approach huge snowfall totals in a different manner. Bailie tends to be more like Madison.
For starters, my sisters headed out first thing in the morning, long before the snow plows were on the streets. They hopped, skipped, and jumped through, and around all the ruts in the road. Meanwhile, I was home sleeping, waiting for the plows to do their magic. Neighbors out shoveling even commented on how much they were enjoying the deep stuff.
Once the plow was through, I had to wait for Mom to finish shoveling so I could get out my front door without being immediately buried in snow. She did a good job, but the sidewalk seems to have gotten narrower.
Once the plows had cleared the roads and walking paths of the big amounts of snow I was ready put my paws out into the world. Our city is very efficient, and usually has most things in shape by 8 am after a snowfall. The snow was real wet and heavy, which looks awesome on the trees.
In some places the plows did a super job getting right down to the pavement.
I stopped for a moment to look out over the frozen lake. Skating rink? What are you talking about, Mom? The week before there was a huge skating rink out there I guess, but now it is all covered in snow. Maybe the city forgot to come and shovel it out?
A wooden bridge is always pretty in the snow. I had my photographer take a shot of me resting for a moment, focusing on a tree rat in the distance.
All over the area, there are mounds of snow from the plows. Sometimes I enjoy climbing up on them, but most of the time, I simply enjoy looking at the winter wonderland. The snow everywhere makes it look like the Minnesota my mom and I love. Minnesota in the winter without snow is no good, but the latest snowstorm brings a smile to the face of this lady hound.
Edie Chase says
I’m glad you finally got some good snow to play in. It does look pretty on the trees.
It is a fairy land I think.
Thats awesome Emma! You had a great snowstorm! I approach the snow just the same way you approach it. My sister is like your sisters— goofy!! Great post!! Have a great day Emma your doodle friend Dash
I was a bit more wild and into hopping around as a youngster, but I wised up 😉
We enjoyed your photos! If we ever had that much snow everything would be closed for the rest of the year!
Around here, we are all back to normal the next morning, but we are used to it.
Oh I would love to walk through the snow of Minnesota with you ;o) … and the mama grinned as she read about da skating rink. she once cleaned the ice of a pond the firefighters used as water depot together with her friends… they worked like slaves a whole day and the night before the great skating party there was a fire and the firefighters made a big hole in da ice… and therefore neither the mama nor her friends became the future stars on ice ;O(
What a bummer! A lot of people with kids even make rinks in their backyard for them to practice hockey.
Ellen Shedlarz says
Katie and I are with your kind of snow!
It’s so much easier after it is shoveled and I can still see the beauty.
You have a more dignified love of the snow than the crazy sisters.
One gains wisdom as they age. I now know the waste of energy on the snow is not beneficial for me.
Yamini MacLean says
That kind of snow is worth talking about. Ours came one day, went the next. Enjoy it while it lasts Emma! Hugs and wags, YAM-aunty xxx
We hope we get some more because without snow it is ugly outside.
Benjamin and Zachary, the PBGV boyz says
We just don’t know this thing you call snow. We have rain! And that makes things wet and muddy! Zachary just looves to spend time in the wet and mud, but I (Benjamin) not so inclined. Tuesday when we had a huge rain, my bro Zachary located and dug up his himalayan cheese chew that was perfectly moistened and muddied and wouldn’t share it.
Rain and mud is no good as it results in a bath…a four letter word in my opinion. Mom says I’m a living swiffer and my furs attract dirt.
Jan K says
It has to be more fun for your Mom too, since she gets to enjoy the snow in two different ways! We can imagine how happy you are to finally have winter as it should be. We are all pretty sad here that there is nothing but crusty ice on top of what used to be beautiful snow. 🙁
Today it is melting a lot, but it will be colder again tomorrow. Mom loves to get a good workout with the wild one and then she says I am her cool down.
M. K. Clinton says
That is absolutely gorgeous!! Our little 2″ shut our city down for two days. We don’t have snow plows and I have never seen a snow shovel in real life. LOL!
In the town I lived in on the North Sea coast, a 1/2 inch closed the town and everyone was afraid to drive. MN is used to snow, so we are all back to normal the next morning.
Those young whipper snappers have nothing on you! You are one wise lady for sure!! xoxo
We are all our own hound 😉
Sparkle the PBGV says
You are definitely a MinneSNOWta lady! Where are your booties? XOXO, Sparkle
We only wear those on walks when it is below zero. Sometimes we go right from the walk to the yard and they stay on a bit longer.
I can see your smile. It is your world, looking like it should. Keep on enjoying that snow! (and taking gorgeous photos of it, like these!)
Thank you. I do love the winter time and all its beauty.
Barbara Rivers says
Nice job “staying” despite the tree rat distraction 😉
Mom says I’m starting to be trustworthy, even when a critter goes by. It comes with age I think.
Tails Around the Ranch says
Enjoy the snow and the tree rat viewing.
As long as I can see, I will never tire of watching critters race about.
We can tell that you truly enjoy the snow! We all slow down when we get older! Happy Monday!
I still have my speed, but on a limited basis. I just enjoy the snow but not the hopping around in it as much. Have a good week.
Sand Spring Chesapeakes says
Pretty gal in the snow.
I still enjoy snow, just not as much romping in the deep stuff.