|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?)