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December 10, 2012
Our first 1" snow teaser

Our first 1″ snow teaser

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

My snowshoes!

My snowshoes!

snowstorm deal!

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

In the yard at midday.

In the yard at midday.

take it.

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

Late afternoon it is getting pretty deep for me!

Late afternoon it is getting pretty deep for me!

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

Sniffin' for wabbits under the pine tree, no luck!

Sniffin’ for wabbits under the pine tree, no luck!

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

Huge snowflakes coming down!

Huge snowflakes coming down!

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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44 Comments leave one →
  1. December 10, 2012 06:46

    I’m so jealous of your lovely snow! Ours disappeared pretty quickly:-(

  2. December 10, 2012 07:32

    Oh nice! We are having trouble getting into the Christmas spirit due to the hot temperatures here – we are still in shorts!

    Sam

    • December 10, 2012 08:56

      Oh, not good, we like cold and snow this time of year!

  3. December 10, 2012 08:59

    We got a little snow too. But Torrey is the only one that likes it.

  4. December 10, 2012 09:27

    Emma you are a brave dawg indeed…I has never seen snow but it looks awfully cold…and you not even wearing a coat (cept yur own of course) but it must be fun cause you look very very happy out there *snoogles*

  5. December 10, 2012 10:21

    We didn’t get much snow last winter, and Leah especially missed it. She LOVES snow. Toby likes it, and Meadow can do without all that white cold stuff. 🙂 Glad your mom’s back is feeling better, even if her arms are a bit sore.

    • December 10, 2012 10:22

      Hope you get some decent snow this year 🙂 It is so fun for us doggies!

  6. December 10, 2012 10:48

    Look at all the snow! We have yet to see any here in Wichita, KS just yet. Enjoy it!

    • December 10, 2012 13:06

      We are totally enjoying it and now the sun is out and it is beautiful!

  7. December 10, 2012 11:07

    Oh what beautiful snow! I have to say I am mighty jealous. I moved from the snowy midwest to North Carolina and have yet to see snow here:( Happy Mischief in the snow to you!!

  8. Will and Eko permalink
    December 10, 2012 11:41

    Luckily you have some black spots, but it looks like it would be easy to lose katie in the snow!

    • December 10, 2012 13:07

      Mom said when she was a puppy it was a problem but luckily she has a black nose and brown eyes 🙂

  9. goldenwoofs permalink
    December 10, 2012 12:54

    Woof! Woof! Oh Believe it or not I miss SNOW. Mom promised me that I get to see again. Happy MM. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

    • December 10, 2012 13:08

      We missed it last year even though we had a little, we like a heavy winter 😉

  10. December 10, 2012 15:29

    We don’t have snow yet either! BTW…Mom noticed you look a bit like me, but I’m a Goldendoodle. We’re both adorable 🙂

    • December 10, 2012 16:02

      Yep, my face and facial fur/hair looks a lot like you wild doodles 😉

  11. December 10, 2012 15:33

    We are still waiting for some good snow… it’s raining here in NH again today! Thanks for stopping by – please come again! Woof!

    • December 10, 2012 16:03

      Thanks for coming over, bummer with the rain – we are so happy to have snow 🙂

  12. FleaByte permalink
    December 10, 2012 16:04

    WOW! I’m so jealous. We didn’t get one little flake. Just very a cold front. The chickens and ducks hate having their water frozen over, but I’m looking forward to the white stuff! Congrats!

    • December 10, 2012 17:22

      Thanks – it’s looking like holiday time around here 🙂

  13. December 10, 2012 17:54

    We are so jealous,we have been waiting for so long for snow for Kirby. The most we got was somE hard hail, which just sorta- FREAKED HIM OUT!LOL

    • December 10, 2012 18:34

      I hope you get some snow soon, we were waiting as well and now we are set!

  14. December 10, 2012 19:12

    We got some snow over the weekend, but you sure got a pile of it! Actually we were at our cabin and when it started to snow on Sunday we beat it out of there quick because we did not want to get stuck driving home in it…lol.

    • December 11, 2012 06:09

      Driving in it is no good but we were just home enjoying it all day 🙂

  15. December 10, 2012 21:24

    Oh Emma! We are so jealous of all the snow you got! We still have nothing!

    Glad your Mom’s back is feeling better!

  16. snoopys@snoopysdogblog permalink
    December 10, 2012 21:57

    Yay for your Mum’s back being better!! And I’m beyond jealous of all your snow, I’ve never even so much as a flake, can you believe that?!

    Big sigh,

    Your pal Snoopy 🙂

    • December 11, 2012 06:10

      That is a bummer you don’t get snow, but that is what happens when you live in a warmer climate I guess.

  17. December 10, 2012 22:19

    Hey Emma, Hey Katie, Jet here.

    Yippee yahoo, glad you got the white stuff you wanted. You look so happy in the photos. Glad Mom’s feeling better, too. I’ve never seen the white stuff, living in the tropics and all. However, today was like 84 will full on summer humidity and a guy with gorgeous black fur such as myself would probably frolic full on in the white stuff.

    • December 11, 2012 06:10

      I am sure you would have a total blast. Maybe you will vacation in the snow some day 😉

  18. December 11, 2012 07:39

    Oh wow! That is awesome! We want some of that white stuff! We had a really warm winter last year too and we are ready for some snow!

  19. December 11, 2012 15:33

    So glad her back is better! My dog can’t wait for some snow–of course, he’s part Newfie and all mischief!

  20. December 11, 2012 22:37

    What a great snow we had just a few flakes after 3 days of rain. Just think of the snow we could have had if it was cold, but Sunday was 60. By Monday night it was 25 but no more wet precipitation. It’s freezing and dry now so hopefully we will get some snow by Christmas! Have fun for us 🙂

    • December 12, 2012 06:10

      I will concentrate hard on you getting snow – you need some this time of year!

      • December 12, 2012 23:05

        Thank you Emma we would really love to have snow its one of our favorites 🙂

  21. December 12, 2012 11:03

    I’m not a snow fan… so if we get any, I’ll make sure to send it your way! Hehe.

  22. Elvis permalink
    December 18, 2012 10:30

    I love the new shoes!!

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