March messiness time is upon us. Everyone is raving about the wonderful weather, warm temps, melting snow, be we are not. There are several reasons why March is out least favorite month of the year. We know winter can’t last forever but we find this weather miserable.
For starters, the snow is a real mess. All the clean white stuff melts first leaving the dirty snow exposed. Dirty snow takes a lot longer to melt than clean snow.
All the melting causes puddles everywhere. Some of the puddles are really big and a few inches deep. Overnight they freeze but not completely. This means in the morning, ones like this huge one will have to be avoided. We had to walk way around in the snow to keep from being on the ice and falling in. Mom would not be happy being up to her ankles in ice cold water.
When the sun comes up, the frozen ice melts and turns into puddles again. Our bellies and leg furs get super wet and dirty on our before dinner walks. Any dirt spots turn into mud too. We had a lot of construction around here in the fall and there is more than enough dirt to really mess up our furs!
It is simply dangerous for humans and dogs to be walking because of all the ice out there in the mornings. Even though it will get even warmer on the weekend and most of the snow will be gone, chances are we will get more snow this month. More snow means we have to go through this March messiness time all over again. The other thing we dislike is people who we never ever see are out walking now because “spring is in the air.” We so enjoy our peaceful walks but for the coming weeks, people are out all over the place and it makes us all a bit nuts. In another month, things will be looking up again, but for now, we have to deal with the mess and the crowds.
We are joining our friends at Living Laughing and Barking in Our Backyard is for their Nature Friday blog hop.