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Friday, December 07, 2007

Minnie's first snowfall by Skeeter

We all know the excitement of our furry babies many first in life. We act as though our little fur balls are human and get so excited for them don’t we? Well Minnie the Saints Sister-Pup has been having a lot of first lately. She had her first vacation visit with us, her first Christmas tree, her first romp in the leaves, etc. Now she has been introduced to her first Snowfall! Not down here in warm Georgia by any means but in Virginia where she calls home.

We received the exciting news by email from Mom B yesterday. Here is what she had to say…”Another 1st in Minnie’s life. I asked Minnie if she needed to go pee. She immediately ran to the back door. Upon opening the door she saw the snow and looked a bit bewildered. Then she went out and sniffed it a few times and then started eating it. After that she ran down to her potty run. When she came back up the stairs, she was not one bit interested in coming in the house. Instead she ran on the deck and started playing in the snow! She was like a little kid playing and having a ball. She was so cute dad and I got the biggest kick out of her.”

In this picture, the Saint and I think it looks like Minnie is drawing a picture!

Do you still get excited for the fur baby’s when it snows or do your furry babies hate the cold of the snow? Okay Adrienne, you said you had 4 inches of snow, Daisy, you mentioned snow, so where are all the cute adorable snow baby pictures?

posted by Skeeter at 12/07/2007 02:59:00 PM


Blogger Skeeter said...

Sheba and Cheetah have never seen snow but they see the willow oak leaves falling and it looks like snow falling at times! LOL

I remember Skeeter’s last snow and have it on video tape. He was old and thin by that time. The minute I sat him down in the snow, he started to shiver and he made a run for the front door of the house. I ran inside and turned up the heat so he would get warm. I spent the afternoon keeping my baby warm. I felt bad about taking him outside in the cold but when we were in Germany, he liked the snow on our balcony but this time, he was much older and frail. That was the only snowfall we had in our 7 years of Georgia life and I sometimes wonder if God sent that snowfall to us so I would spend that special time (although sad) with my baby boy…

Friday, December 07, 2007 3:04:00 PM  
Blogger Adrienne said...

Hunter was playing in the snow Yesterday. He would kick it up while he was walking and then would try to bite at it. He was so funny running around the yard biting the snow. I couldn't get to the camera, so no pictures. I so have some picture of Copper in the snow in CO. I'll post them this weekend. I think we had almost 3 feet when I took those.

Ocsar loves the snow too but gets cold so fast that he doesn't stay out long. Plus b/c he's so low to the ground, his belly gets covered ice balls. Mattie and Stella really don't like the snow and want to come back in as soon as they do there business.

Friday, December 07, 2007 6:28:00 PM  
Blogger tina said...

It is so neat watching how the pets react when the snow falls. Each year it is something new and they just seem to ask and wonder where it came from.

Friday, December 07, 2007 7:51:00 PM  
Blogger Skeeter said...

Adrienne, Stella does not like the snow! Is she the Saint Bernard? I recall seeing pictures of them in the snowy mountains carrying a barrel around their neck to rescue stranded people (or empty flasks) Have you spoilt your big baby girl to the point she does not like the snow??? LOL

Our family pet Molly dog loved the snow! We kids would put one of our old shirts on her and she would run out and play with us until our grandmother made us come inside to thaw out! Later on, Molly got her own red sweater that she wore in the winter and she loved wearing clothes! Her little whiskers would get icy from the snow… I also recall my grandmother clearing a spot for her to do her business in the snow. This from a woman that once said, “There will be no dogs in this house!” Molly turned on that charm and won her over like so many dogs and cats do to non-animal people!

Saturday, December 08, 2007 8:04:00 AM  
Blogger Adrienne said...

Skeeter, Yes Stella is the St. When she was in her prision, she was outside all the time regardless of the weather, When we got her and was allowed in the house, she longer wanted to be outside. She will go out for about 10 min. max and then she is ready to come in. She's starting to have a hard time already and winter just started. I'm worried about her! She's walking stiff and having a hard time with the stairs. My mom is sending her a winter coat for christmat to keep her warm while she is outside. YES I know she is a winter dog and doesn't need a coat, but she likes to wear t-shirts and gets all excited when I dress Mattie and Oscar. I know she'll love it! I'll gladly take a violation from S.A.F.E. to keep my old baby girl warm through the winter if it means she's in less pain!! I have pictures of her in the snow storm with Copper. I'll work on getting them posted.

Saturday, December 08, 2007 9:32:00 AM  
Blogger Alice said...

Aimee, dog princess, loved the snow! Mind you, if it was RAIN, you practically had to carry her outside to do her business. She hated getting her dainty little feet wet. But she loved the snow and ran outside in it no problem. Larry, senior cat who is allowed outside, hates the snow and winter in general. He goes to the back door and waits for it to open, looks outside and feels the COLD air and turns around and looks at me like winter is something I can fix.

Charlie doesn't like the snow and Max doesn't seem to care one way or another. Max is pretty easy-going and Charlie just doesn't like things that are different. We're not sure yet about Niki... she LOVES to run so it probably won't bother her at all.

Saturday, December 08, 2007 11:33:00 AM  
Blogger Skeeter said...

Alice, our family doggie Molly was the same way as Aimee Dog Princess! Loved the snow but hated the rain and water. I remember taking her out while holding an umbrella over her little head to do her business. Too funny the things those animals have us do...

Monday, December 10, 2007 11:16:00 AM  

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Sandy Britt, an animal welfare advocate and volunteer with Clarksville rescue organizations, takes care of three dogs: Zoe, Scooter and Peanut; two cats: Catfish and Tarzan; and one husband, Glen, and according to him she takes care of them in that order.

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