Sunday, January 3, 2010

We need more snow!!!

The weather forecasters should be called weather guessers. Because they keep predicting these HUGE storms, and we get 2 inches.... Don't get me wrong. Some snow is better than no snow, but I'd REALLY like 2 or 3 feet. (And Dad says that 2 inches is only slightly less work than 2 feet, because he still has to use the snowblower on the driveway - 2 feet of snow takes a little more time, but since he's got the Monster Snowblower of All Time, it is only a little more work. And, he says that if the ski resort got 2 feet of snow, the skiing would be much better. So c'mon, weather guessers, Get It Right, already!)

But, as my great-grannie would say, beggars can't be choosers, and so I've managed to 'make do' with the snow that we have received.

Dad cuts a track in the backyard so I can race around and not ALWAYS be totally covered in snowballs. (More on that in a bit.) And I love doing zoomies around the track.

But I like to do a little trail-breaking, too.

And, well, I really like forging my own trails. (Because while Dad does a good job cutting paths, there are so many other paths that are just calling to me!) Biggify for best effects...

So, weather guessers? Bring it on! I LOVE this snow stuff!!!! Give me MORE!!!!


Oh, and for those of you who were wondering, um, yeah, I do get snowballs all over my body. Mom and Dad have taken to putting me in 'defrost' - which is actually the exercise room. I guess Dad didn't actually like my coming straight in from my snow zoomies and jumping up on the bed and getting everything wet (and continuing to melt for the next half hour). So, I stay in the exercise room, and Mom usually gives me a Dingo or some other long-lasting treaty to keep me occupied while I melt. She will usually come in and towel me down. And has been known to even bring in the Evil Hair Dryer to help me in the defrosting process. I don't like having to be isolated while I defrost, but the snow zoomies totally make up for it!

One other thing that seems to be of import to Mom and Dad; apparently as of today, they have been married for 5 whole years. They celebrated it by (appropriately, since Dad was Mom's ski coach before he was her husband) going skiing. (And then taking me on a walk!) I'm so lucky to have such a loving Mom and Dad! Happy Anniversary, Mom and Dad! (And if you have steak for dinner, make sure that TaiChi and I get in on the celebrations, eh?)Italic
*kissey face*


BRUTUS said...

Too cute!! I look like that in the 4 or 5 inches we have now - you must have like 2 feet!! So glad I don't have to have that defrosting thing done - think I'd melt down altogether if I had to stay alone in a room!! There'd just be a big puddle and some black fur.... LOL

Separation-Anxiety Snorts-
Brutus the Frenchie

The Army of Four said...

SNOW!!!!!!! Isn't it just as fun as it gets!!? I'd love to race around that track with you!

Nika + PARKER said...

Come to's been snowing a LOT these past few days!! Happy New Year : )

Jan said...

We think you must be a Siberian Husky in a Poodle suit.

Misty the alpha Poodle

Lorenza said...

Hi, Fiona!
I can see how much you enjoy the snow!
I hope you get more soon!
Me? Under my blankie looking at your pictures!
Kisses and hugs

NAK and The Residents of The Khottage Now With KhattleDog! said...

I think Misty t a P is just jealous!

I know fun when I see it AND snoof it!

PeeEssWoo: Khongrats your mom and dad on their Gotcha Day!

Sally said...

Tell your humans congratulation from us - I think skiing is a lovely way to celebrate -2 inches or two feet means a lot of snow to me - I am just not sure about snow on my undercarriage though!

Have a happy new year

Sally and Paddy

Molly the Airedale said...

Happy Anniversary to your mom and dad!
We LOVE all of the action shots of you in the snow, Fiona!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Dexter said...

Paths are quite important. I have found PeeWee to be an excellent snowplow to dig out supplemental paths.

I myself do not get snowballs, but my Grandpa Angus used to and he would leave them all over the house.

Happy five years to mom and dad!


Rocky Creek Scotties and Rocky Creek Ramblings said...

You look so happy doing those snow zoomies - and we have to defrost too - at least we Scotties. Java doesn't get covered with snowballs. Lucky him.

Congrats to your Mom and Dad. They look very happy together.

Lilly, Piper, Carrleigh and Java

Unknown said...

Nice pictures. The snow in your place is no less than the snow in the top ski resort. I think you can cut down the cost of ski resorts.

D.K. Wall said...

Well, we always want more snow. Just the way it is.

Michele McLaughlin said...

Congrats to the newlyweds! Five years present is supposed to be wood--we would share our favorite stick with your parents but Seamus won't stop gnawing on it ;)
Fi--you have way more snow than we do! One word::::: SHARE :D
Snowball fur compadres,
Seamus, Ted, and Miss Paddie

pam said...

You sure do go cracker dog in the snow! We are not fans. Why mommy moved from Florida to Michigan we'll never know.

Bobo and Meja

The Oceanside Animals said...

hello fiona its dennis the vizsla dog hay wow that is sum seeryus traylbraking all rite!!! i cant imadjin beeing put in solitary to thaw owt wel i cud handel it but tucker wood go crazy!!! ok bye

Clive said...

Wishing your Mom and Dad a very Happy Anniversary, Fiona!

Your snow photos are fantastic! Murray's Mom loves the idea of a 'thawing out' room! She's fed up here mopping up the floor after me!

lots of woofs

YD, sometimes with ♥June and ♥Angel Samantha said...

First thing first, Happy Anniversary to your pawrents! 5 years! That's a long time in dogs' years!
Now on to the snow, fun snow zoomies! We would hope we get more snow as well. They talked about a big storm for New Years day but it missed us! :(

Sam & June

Persephone and Buster said...

WoW love to wing around in the snow too! bet we could have lots of fun winging and jumping! it's hard to find someone that can keep up with me but with those longeee legs--looks like you could.
congrats. to your mom and dad...
theBUSTER, Ms.Persephone & Ms.Blue to0

pee ess.. thanks for stopping by..

Golden Daily Scoop said...

I loooove snow!!! So when you get some more, please send it my way!!! Loved the pics!!!

lotsa licks,

Natalie said...

Sounds a lot like Addie! She loves the snow too and always collects big huge snowballs when she goes off the trail.

Question for your mom... what kind of a camera do you use?

The Adventures of the LLB Gang said...

You are one happy snow zoomer Fiona...Hopefully the weqther guessers will get it right next time!!

Congrats to your Mama and Daddy on all those marriage years!!!


bichonpawz said...

Oh! LOVE the snow zoomies pics!! Happy Anniversary to the mom and dad! Congrats!!

central bark designs said...

Congrats to your Mom & Dad -

Love your snow zoomies....still wishing for more snow here in NYC.


Sierra Rose said...

Happy Anniversary to your mom and dad!! We LOVE how they celebrated! Looked like a blue-sky day.
I'm with ya pal, on blazin' a snow trail. Just too much fun!

Hugs and snaggle-tooth kisses,
Sierra Rose

Shelley said...

I love the snow too! I'm so glad we live in Colorado. I love running around blazing trails in it in my backyard. I also love howling at the deer who come into my yard wanting to eat the trees. Snow is awesome!

Luke, the beagle

OMDS said...

Love to see those stunning snow shots. Your pet is so cute. Hearty wishes to your Mom and Dad.