We had our first little snowstorm the other day. For Olivia it was the first time she has seen more than a couple inches of snow. The skies opened and dumped about eight inches of the white stuff which is a nice amount for some backyard fun!
Olivia did not shy away from the new snow at all. She was having a real blast chasing leaves that were blowing over the top of the snow. Yes, it’s true, Mom didn’t do a lot of raking, but our yard will survive.
Bailie also loves a good little snowstorm! She was cruising around the yard to do her sniffing.
Olivia always tries to be Bailie’s friend, so she stopped racing for a few minutes to do some sniffing with her big sister. We all know, rabbits have been known to live under our pine trees sometimes.
Having no fear of going in deep to catch a scent was an easy task for Olivia. She doesn’t mind sticking her head right down into the snow. The cold air makes odor sink, unlike heat, which causes it to rise and spread.
I came out to join in the fun too after a while. Being short, eight inches is up to my belly! It’s not a problem for me as I can still run like the wind.
Olivia and I also did some sniffing together, but we have a hard time slowing down. Both of us love to race, but it is more work for me with my short legs. We had Mom measure us this week and I’m still fourteen inches at the withers, Olivia is seventeen, and Bails is twenty. We hope Olivia stays at that height, but who knows.
Look out! Incoming wild puppy dog! My sister is nuts, and she has no problem tackling me at full speed sometimes! We often hear that we look like twins, and in a way we do. How does Mom know who is who? I am really jet black, and my ears are too. Olivia has more sable in her face and ears, and if you see her left side, she is white with black freckles. Her right side looks like me. Mom’s other clue when going through photos is our different collars. She always knows which ones we are each wearing.
Now for some more photos of our wild puppy romping about in the yard.
A focused happy puppy racing through the snow. Smile, a leaf is blowing around ahead!
Such a happy little girl! Mom says her legs and huge paws remind her of a Clydesdale horse, what do you think? We are afraid our little snowstorm snow will be gone after the weekend, but at least we had it for a few days of good fun!
We are joining our friends at Living Laughing and Barking in Our Backyard for their Nature Friday blog hop.