When I left work last night, it had just started snowing a few flurries. Then this morning, what a beautiful sight when I first peered out of the window! Looks like about 2-3 inches here in the SW corner of the county.
Coming from Pennsylvania, where you really get snow, and where you have to often shovel a peeing path for your Great Dane, I don’t mind it. I get a chuckle at the reaction in the south to a few inches, but understand that the roads are more dangerous because, well, so many people don’t know how TO drive in the snow! No, you do not STOP going up a hill! You do not have to drive 2 MPH either! When I make comments about "real" snow, The Boss says, "Well, you can always move back to Pennsylvania!" LOL. Nah, that would make him too happy!
Do your pets love the snow? My dogs do! This morning they looked as happy as kids on Christmas morning when they first went outside. They all ran to the yard, did their business, then started rolling in it—the snow, not their business! Zoe has been in and out at least three times already, and every time, her whiskered face comes back with tiny balls of snow stuck all over. The snow also made the three stooges as frisky as a sailor on shore leave! Peanut especially was wound up. Ever have one of your dogs race around in circles like a maniac, jumping from couch to chair to floor and back around, as if the living room was a racetrack? It’s hilarious, because he’s also sliding all over the wood floor as he races around. When Peanut does this, Scooter wants to throw down and a wrestling match ensued. All in good fun.
Tarzan seems to not mind the snow. He’s been outside for quite awhile running around. Catfish is a true Southerner and hates it! I haven’t seen him out all morning. Last year I did catch him prancing through the snow and it was hilarious! He looked like he was snaking through a Conga line, because after every single step he’s shake his front paw, first the right, then the left. He’s now looking out the window, and he has a sour puss on.
Another good thing about the snow is that it’s nice and easy to spot the land mines in the yard! I think I’ll go out and clean them up and see if I can start a snowball fight with the dogs! Enjoy the view while it lasts! Oh, and is anyone’s sinuses bothering them? For the past two days I’ve had wicked sinus headaches. This morning, whenever I bend down (and with pets you do that a lot!) I get shooting pains in my face!
Picture above is of Daisy, my sister’s dog who died a few years ago.She collected snowballs in her face just like Zoe. It was after Daisy's death that they adopted Bennie, the dog-coat hater, from Second Chance & Happy Tails.
posted by Sandy at 2/02/2007 11:14:00 AM