Heh. Mom and Dad should be more careful when they complain about "not enough snow". Because you what they say about being careful what you wish for...
Dad should have Uncle Charlie turbo-charge the snowblower. Even if it IS the biggest, best Honda on the market already. You can never have too much power/throwing distance!
Once Mom and Dad were done slaving away (Dad does the hard work - i.e. ALL of the driveway - and Mom has the job of shoveling off the porch so TaiChi has a place to piddle, and shoveling off the steps so the UPS man doesn't have to wade through snow, and clearing places in the back that Dad can't get to with the blower), I got to go test out my new track. (We get so much snow that Dad cuts a path for me in the backyard; not that I stick to it, of course, but it gives me a starting point!)
Yep. The path is good! (And you can see how much snow we've got; in places the walls of the path are almost over my head; with the predicted weather, by this time next week, I wouldn't be surprised if the walls ARE over my head!)
To give you an idea of how much snow we've received, here's a picture of me in almost the same spot, 5 days ago.
But a girl can't stay on the beaten path forever, you know.
Wow. Um. This stuff is deep!
After Mom and Dad had recuperated from their labors, they came out to play with me. Mom got a couple of snow ball makers. (Seriously). Our snow is pretty light and fluffy, and Mom is not exactly the best snowball maker in the world. But there is nothing better than chasing snowballs. (Unless they were, oh, say, beef broth flavored...) Mom has been going out with me and throwing snowballs for me, but it is sort of hard to throw snowballs and get Serious Action Shots at the same time. So, today she got Dad to throw the snowballs while she took pictures.
Me? Having fun? Whatever would give you that idea?!?
Unfortunately, the high speed camera was inadvertently stored in the motorhome, so we just have the little camera. Which isn't the best at action shots... But Mom tried. And after many attempts, she got the shot she was looking for. (Sort of. Again, this camera isn't really designed for high speed action shots, so while the snow is in focus, I'm still a bit of a blur. Because I'm speedy. And sporty! )
Talk about amplitude! And style! They should make Snowball Chasing an Olympic sport!
Oh yeah! I LOVE this snow stuff!!!
And if you need more proof?
Teehee! Lookitme! I'm the Abominable Snow Dog!!!
And if you've ever wondered why I always have snow on my snooter? Let's just say I like to hunt down those pesky snowballs....
Oh yeah! I LOVE this stuff!!!
-Fiona, the Sporty Snow Dog