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Snow Much Fun | GBGV

March 15, 2013
Ready, set - let the games begin!

Ready, set – let the games begin!

Last week we got a great snowstorm over 2 days resulting in almost a foot of fresh powder to play in.  We already had a nice snow base so the fluff was great!  I had to help mom out with the shoveling, as she was getting sore arms from shoveling a couple times a day.  I don’t mind, though, I like to help when I can, although I have to admit I am better at digging out of the snow than actually shoveling!

Cousin Lena was supposed to come over for Spring Break on Tuesday but because of all the

Ears up! I'm going to get Lena!

Ears up! I’m going to get Lena!

snow, she had to delay her arrival until Wednesday morning.  This was fine as it gave us time to shovel, trample some new trails in the yard and get a good night’s rest before the wild times began.  She is always a big bundle of energy when she arrives so we need to be ready.

Lena arrived by 7 am on Wednesday, so she joined us for our morning walk.  It was a bit rough as the sidewalks weren’t all plowed yet but we still had fun walking and bounding along.  When we got home from the walk we

Ears up! I am in hot pursuit of Lena!

Ears up! I am in hot pursuit of Lena!

went into the yard, got on our “wild pants” and started racing!  It was so fun with all three of us dogs playing chase and wrestle in all the fresh snow! Poor Katie outdid herself and had some arthritis pain later in the day, but she so loves to play it was worth it.

We have some mini-hills from where mom shovels the snow off our deck and they are super fun to use for a game of catch me or to run over and around.  We like to dash back and forth to the pine trees in the back of the yard

Katie & Lena arguing over a dumb buried tennis ball.

Katie & Lena arguing over a dumb buried tennis ball.

too.  After a few days the snow in the yard looked like it had been trampled by a herd of elephants!

Mom took lots of photos of us racing and chasing.  The one thing that has come to my attention is that when I really run full speed, my ears are always up.  I am thinking this may be some kind of aerodynamic design in a GBGV.  Unfortunately, since we are such a rare breed, no one has done any research on this topic, so I just have to go on my doggie gut feeling.  Any aerodynamic experts out there

Break Time - let's graze like cows for a bit!

Break Time – let’s graze like cows for a bit!

with ideas on this subject?

We really had a blast and we enjoyed all that great snow until Saturday when it rained and messed up everything.  It looks like spring is coming and our snow is melting, so this may be the last of the snowy posts for this winter but we do live in Minnesota where snowstorms can happen until May, so who knows???

Remember, you can always click on a photo for a larger version!

36 Comments leave one →
  1. mollieandalfie permalink
    March 15, 2013 06:39

    YOU nicked my Snow…BOL.. I’ve got rain now.. I’m on my way over to yours. We can play in the snow and you can teach me how to get into the fridge 🙂 Deal! xx00xx

    Mollie and Alfie

    • March 15, 2013 06:43

      Sounds like a great plan as we are really hungry after playing in the snow!

  2. March 15, 2013 06:40

    what a great time you had playing! Come on over to my house! We are supposed to get between another 1 and 3 inches tonight….we are SICK of the snow!

    • March 15, 2013 06:43

      We never get sick of it, just at this time of year it is a waste since it starts melting away almost immediately.

  3. March 15, 2013 07:26

    It’s nice to see you have fun, guys! It still looks too cold to me though 😉

  4. March 15, 2013 08:29

    Looks like so much fun. I’m wondering how Litchi would react to snow. She’s never seen any

  5. March 15, 2013 08:42

    We love snow, just wish we would get more of it! You guys look like you are having so much fun! Lucky you!

  6. March 15, 2013 08:45

    We are expecting more stuff next week. I’m really ready for Spring to show up!

    I’m not a scientist but it would seem to me in order to use the ears for aerodynamics, they should be flat on your head, not strait up. Technically strait up should slow you down. 😦

    • March 15, 2013 08:55

      Wow, I am pretty speedy with my ears up…I can’t imagine how fast I might be if I had them straight back…I will have to glue them down 🙂

  7. March 15, 2013 10:00

    That looks like loads of fun, To bad Torrey couldn’t come and play too.

  8. March 15, 2013 11:12

    Nothing like one last snowy romp to close out the winter. Looks like a blast!

  9. barkandchatter permalink
    March 15, 2013 14:29

    That looks like so much fun! Where can we get a Cousin Lena?!

  10. March 15, 2013 15:08

    Oh, you guys make that look like so much fun! I would love to see Rita in some snow. (We don’t get that white stuff here in San Diego!) Maybe some day…

  11. March 15, 2013 18:42

    That fluffy snow is the best kind. It sure looks like you had a fun time playing in it. 🙂

  12. March 16, 2013 01:25

    We will be burried in the snow for a couple months still. Loved your pictures. It looks like a lot of fun!

    • March 16, 2013 06:32

      We just keep getting more and then some melts and then we get more, but that is March. We prefer snow to rain any day.

  13. March 16, 2013 10:08

    Now I can tell you were having fun, but I hope you got your toesies nice and warm later on!

    • March 16, 2013 13:49

      Oh yes, a nice nap in the afternoon sunshine in my window!

  14. March 16, 2013 12:32

    Awesome pictures again!!!!

  15. March 16, 2013 15:23

    Henry’s a big grazer, although he might have a hard time finding anything under all that snow!

    • March 17, 2013 06:19

      Yeah, not much grass to munch on here in the winter…maybe he would like eating snow too???

  16. March 16, 2013 16:59

    Oh Emmadog, what a fabulous time you were all having in the snow!!! And you had sunshine, too! It just doesn’t get any better than that. Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

  17. March 17, 2013 06:11

    Look at all that lovely snow – heaven!

  18. March 17, 2013 15:20

    Looks like you had a blast! I’m no expert on ears, but that aerodynamic thing sounds like a good theory to me. 🙂

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