Monday, November 26, 2012

Got snow?

We got snow!

Forest, Breeze, Azule and Brook

The dogs are really happy about it and had a great time on Saturday morning playing in the fluffy white stuff.  This was blind puppy Breeze's first snow and she ate a lot of it!  It'll be interesting to see if she continues to eat it.  None of the others do.  (Cairo, my first ACD always, always ate large amounts of it.  When I adopted Callie, she too would eat it but when Cairo passed away, Callie never did again.  Likely since there wasn't another dog to copy.)
 
When the flurries got a bit heavy, Breeze opted for some shelter for a few minutes.


I didn't realize that taking a picture of a white dog with black spots in the slight accumulation of snow could make her almost disappear.  Here are Breeze and Brook.  A quick glance, you might miss the fact that Breeze is there!  


Callie loves the cooler weather and had a great time playing with the torn up soccer ball.  It is still staying inflated so we'll keep playing with it.  


Just in case you are looking really closely and counting, yes, there are two missing.  Both Bill and Hiker are hot weather fans.  The hotter the better.  They are the ones who will lay in the sun on the hottest summer days until their fur is too hot to touch.  Literally.  So, they both came outside but didn't stay for long. 

Mid afternoon while the pack were resting after we were outside for a few hours in the snow, I decided to make a (vegan) meatloaf and roast another squash.  

Why, oh why do I think I can cook by myself?! Although, as anyone with dogs knows, you can never, ever do anything by yourself!

Kitchen staff left to right: blind Brook, Bill, deaf Azule and Forest

The reason Brook is sitting like that is because I had, a few minutes prior, opened the oven door to check on the squash.  I'm sure she is thinking, "I can smell it.  Where is it?"

The snow is still with us and temperatures are forecast for cool enough that it likely won't melt too much.  So, the fence rebuilding project is on hold and we'll get some inside projects taken care of. (maybe those kitchen floor tiles?)

20 comments:

  1. Love the joyful exuberance of your dogs romping in the snow. Wrigs loves to lie in the yard or on the porch and bake in the hot sun, but for hiking and playing, he loves the cold. He especially loves the snow--he likes the way it feels on his feet. Looks like we may have to wait a while for snow this year as temperatures are forecast to be in the lower 70s. Bill and Azule sharing the bed in the kitchen is so cute. Thanks for sharing these photos of your happy dogs!

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    1. We'll trade you the snow for those temperatures! The cool temps are great for long hikes though. I love reading about your hikes with Wrigs.

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  2. Love the photo of camouflage dog! And Callie! And basket o dogs! (ok, so I like them all.) Great photos.

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    1. Thanks! I think the camouflage one is the best. In the kitchen, sometimes there are three trying to squeeze into that bed. I'm considering a bigger one since they aren't under foot.

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  3. Ryder is just over a year old, so it isn't his first winter/snow. But I'm not sure if he remembers it. He is our snow eater!

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    1. I always wish that I could get as excited about the snow as the pack does. I do find it fun to watch them though! When it's packing snow, it's fun to make little snowmen for them to "attack" and destroy!

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  4. Hey ACD6pack, Jet here.

    Oh wow, the fluffy white stuff! As a tropical K9, I'm unfamiliar, but, I've heard about it. :)

    What a joy to see, the photos of frosty 4 pack! Tell the Sun Pups to visit Casa Jetty!

    Like hearing about the cooking... we're Mom's faithful Kitchen K9s you know. May we recommend your participation in the Tasty Tuesday blog hop sponsored by Kol's Notes and Sugar, the Golden Retriever??? I think many of the K9s and humans would enjoy vegan entries. :)

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    1. Hey Jet! Should we send you some snow?! You'd really like it, it's really fun for dogs.

      Thanks for the invite for Tasty Tuesday! Does your Mom share when cooking?

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  5. Wow! So jealous of your snow! I think that is so funny that not all the dogs enjoy the cold weather - gosh, they'd love Arizona! We've been in the 80's lately and I've finally adjusted so I don't think it's all that cold, it's just darn nice!

    Wow - Breeze totally blends in!

    I still have yet to take Blueberry someplace snowy - but there's still time and I can't wait to see her reaction to it!

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    1. We are jealous of year round warm temperatures, well, at least I am! Callie would hate Arizona but all the others would be okay. We could camp without freezing! Hike the desert! How far do you have to go to find snow?

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  6. They look so happy in the snow.

    We always supervise when SHE cooks--because SHE usually drops something and we like to keep the floor clean.

    XXXOOO Daisy, bella & Roxy

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    1. Kitchen cleaner helpers are always a good idea! It can be a great way to try new foods too. Some of the pack tried raw spinach, didn't like it. If it's on the floor and they aren't told to leave it, they'll try it!

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  7. YAY!! Snow! Riley LOVES snow! She likes to eat it too. Little goober. She'll stay out there for hours if I would let her. We didn't get any snow here last year (southeastern Virginia), so we're hoping we get some once Riley gets off crate rest!

    Yep, those Angry Birds toys didn't last 5 minutes with Riley...crazy dog.

    Elyse and Riley

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    1. I'm not a big fan of winter or snow but do enjoy watching the dogs play in it. Maybe some snow for Riley for Christmas to celebrate her freedom from the crate.

      The poor Angry Bird - that's the wild ACD for ya! My boy Forest likes to eat the stuffing, it does not digest. Not at all.

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  8. I wonder that same thing sometimes - why do I never ever do anything by myself? But I wouldn't want it any differently.

    Love the snow. We are overdue for our big snow that will stick around all winter but it's not in the forecast yet!

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    1. I find that if there aren't at least three dogs underfoot while I'm doing something, I wonder what's wrong.

      Last year we didn't have much snow at all so I hope that snow this early is not an indication of a snowy winter. I could do without it!

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  9. I'm amazed by how much Breeze looks like Silas. Except, of course, that she's working up to be twice his size.

    I love the snow pictures!

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    1. Yup, I think they might be cousins or something!

      Breeze has decided that snow is great fun and it's even harder now to get her inside.

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  10. I'd love to see my pups romp in the snow! I don't know when we'll get that chance. We can go a couple hours north in the winter and encounter snow but then its an on-leash adventure for them which is nowhere near the same. What a cute pack you have!

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    1. Hi! Thanks for stopping by. You might be able to find a fenced ball diamond for off leash snow fun. We sometimes do that in town and then can see if anyone is coming too.

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