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Thursday, January 20, 2011

(Another) Snow Day

Mr. Frog gives his weather forecast: "Ninety-nine percent sure we have snow."

All the signs are there.

Yes, even the front yard has been hit by Old Man Winter.

So, being a good Doggie Mom, I troop outside in my winter boots and heavy robe, sweeping a path for Indy. After all, he's got very short legs. Snow would be mighty cold on his belly. I huff and puff, actually working up a sweat to make things easier for Indy. But that's okay. Nothing's too good for my little guy.

Finally, a path into the grass has been prepared. I put away the broom and allow him to put his dainty paws into the arctic area of the backyard. Here's what happens:

Seriously. I guess he prefers a cold belly.

This is the biggest snow we've had in quite some time, at least nine inches. Every school in the county is closed. You'd think my office would take a hint and do the same. Visions of staying in my robe all day while I write a snow-inspired masterpiece dance in my head.

But no such luck. We're opening at noon, so I better not get too comfortable. I'll be at work later today.

That is, if I can get out of my driveway!


Terri Tiffany said...

All I can say is BRRRR and glad I can sit on my patio today--in the sun!

Benny and Lily said...

Purrty. Don't get lost in that stuff
Benny & Lily

Life with 5 dogs said...

It has been very snowy here in NH also! The Dogs never seem to mind it.

Santa, Minnie and Christmas said...

Awww....such beautiful pictures of snow!! Our Aunty Diana has gone crazy ooh-ing and aww-ing at all those pictures!!

Canidae Pet Blog Editor said...

HaHa! Mr. Frog's "forecast" tickled my funny bone -- thanks for the laugh this morning!

Lisa Ricard Claro said...

Indy's such a cutie. Does he like the snow at all? My two Lab (mixes) LOVE the stuff. My daughter's two Dachshunds didn't know what to make of it when it snowed here. As you said, short legs! Her black and tan wanted to explore, cold belly be damned; the little red guy wouldn't go near it. In his defense, though, he has a couple of deformed paws, so we thought maybe it was too cold for him. She's getting him booties in case it snows here again!

Frankie Furter said...

That is a LOT of snow. YUCKY Cold and YUCKY!!!

Cooper and Lola said...

looks like your swimming in the snow...brrr

Oskar said...

We've got it here too, yuck!

Nubbin wiggles,

RYKER said...

That frog is right, you definitely got some snow.
Indy, your mom is treating you like a little girl! (I know you were sick but your lookin good these days). Glad to see you man'd up and showed her a thing or two! We are He Dogs! Oh, and tell you sweet mom to take a full snow day, I think her driveway is totally "Impassable"!
Your friend Ryker!

irishoma said...

Great photos. Our Harley had to find just the right spot in the snow this morning. By the time I thought about getting the camera he was already back on the deck wanting to come inside.
Donna V.

Winnie said...

Snow always looksco so nice - but we got fed-up of it when we had lots here before Christmas.

Sorry to hear your work didn't get cancelled today.

Love and licks, Winnie

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Ludo van Doggy said...

I'd say that 100%. ooh, cold belly, no thanks!
~lickies, Ludo

giantspeckledchihuahua said...

I'm going to enjoy this 75-80 degree weather twice as much, in honor of all of you getting pulvarized by snowfall!

Cat Chat With Caren And Cody said...

yep, I would say all the signs are there

Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

I love The Weather Frog!

I think he's khorrekht!


covnitkepr1 said...

It snowed here today to(Indiana)...but I LOVE snow and the cold.
I have added myself to follow your blog. You are more than welcome to visit my blog and become a follower also.

Bookie said...

Thank you for visiting and leaving the comments on my blog today. You gals on the east side of the state really got dumped on today....we had about half or even less in some areas. Hope the raods were fine at noon. Now tonight our issues are COLD!

Baby Rocket Dog and Hootie said...

That froggy forcaster is pretty cool! We thunk he was right too!! And how nice you are to Indy.
BabyRD & Hootie

BECKY said...

Hi Pat! Great pics and yes, what a good doggie-mommy you are!! I'm glad you at least didn't have to go to work until later in the day!

Cattis said...

Stella would have used your path and it she did find a huge snowpile used that for her needs.
Lovely photos.

the booker man said...

miss pat!

whoa!! look at all that snow!! when it snowed at my house, my mama's work tried to pull that half day at work thingie, but then they realized how stoopid that was, so i'm hopin' your work figures it out, too, so you can stay all comfy cozy 'n warm at home for the WHOLE DAY!

the booker man

pee s -- thankies for votin' for my new header picture!

CreekHiker / HollysFolly said...

Isn't that always the way it goes???

Pup Fan said...

On the bright side, at least you got to sleep in. :)

Painter Pack said...

Mr. Frog is certainly a good one to keep around so woo know about the snows! We loves da snows!! Ours melted but left us mud in return! We love mud!

Mya Boo Boo

Sherry said...

Thanks for visiting and signing on. I'm doing the same. I love the photo of Indy steaming his way through the snow!

P.S. Are you familiar with She Writes, a place for writers?

Toyin O. said...

Very nice snow pictures, the dog seem to be enjoying the weather.

AngelPups said...

We feel your's the same here...although Mom took the snowblower and plowed a race track around our backyard...she pretended it was JUST FOR US! But we know it's so she can let us run in the yard and not have to take us for a walk!!
Happy Snow Days!
Big Mac, Molly & Moxie