Old Man Winter came early this year for us and dumped around 12" of snow our way on Saturday. I'm still having a difficult time getting around in my truck, and I have 540 pounds of sand in the back! Needless to say, Shasta isn't very pleased having to be quarantined in the house while she's in heat and because we can't take her on a dog walk with sidewalks all piled high with snow too high to traverPapp
Tomorrow she's off to the groomer and Saturday we'll get this year's photograph with Santa. :) I'm looking forward to that as it will be Shasta's second winter here. Quite honestly, she doesn't seem put off in the least by snowdrifts higher than her head. I've watched her out in the back when I put her out to see to her personal business and she leaps around in the snow like some sort of icy dervish, even rubbing herself like dogs do in the stuff. I think she's part Eskimo. When it was coming down on Saturday, she was fiercely biting at the falling clumps of snow, trying to somehow stop them from piling atop her head, eventually giving up to come in where it was warm.
I cleared out a place for her to romp and see to her business but she prefers adventurous climbs atop the snow and investigating whatever scents she seems to encounter, covering her beard in crusty snow and ice. When she's able to go to the dog park without my having to ward off every male dog in sight, I don't think she has any idea what sort of adventure she's in store for. They don't plow the dog park so she will have to leap over it, and I guess I will too.
Here's Shasta after she had chased all the snowflakes away. I think she's saying "ok...enough already! Let me IN!! It's COLD out here!!" You can see she's had a time of it, Old Crusty Beard. I also attached a photo of the lazy little devil after she came in out of the cold like an old spy from the Iron Curtain days.
The nights have been in the single digits the past couple of nights so Shasta curls up against me. No need for an electric blanket! I have a warm, fuzzy, snoring little furry body to keep ME warm! Of course I tuck the comforter up under her so we can keep her warm too. Much better than a girlfriend and WAY better than cable!