Friday, March 02, 2007

Too Much Snow if You're Long and Low

It's a snow day! My office is closed, the school is closed and we have about 14" of new snow on the ground. Grocery Guy delivered last night, I've got plenty of yarn and a fire, we are all prepared to be snowbound. Everyone is happy, except for this one. This is too much snow if you're a dog that's long and low. Maxine & Maggie go out the back door to do their "business". This is primarily because the BHFH is a runner and we have to let her out into the fenced backyard. My son and I shoveled a path out the door and down the deck last night, but this morning another four inches had fallen and the snow had drifted. So I had to get back out there first thing this morning so that she could get out the door.

The giant mound on the right is the grill. I figure as long as it's not bitter cold, I can fire it up all year long. Of course, getting to it will now be an issue. On your left you will notice that the snow has piled up in my window box to the point that it is blocking the kitchen window. I'm going to have to get out there and clear that off.

Last Friday the backyard was brown grass. No snow, just brown grass. Between last weekend's 10 inches and yesterday's 14, the landscape around here has changed dramatically. The mailbox post is completely covered. The mounds at the end of the driveway are over my head. The drifts in the backyard are up to my thighs. So imagine how difficult it is to get around in this if your legs are only 6 inches long. We've shoveled a path but she has to leap up and down to make any progress. She comes in from outside, collapses by the fire, and power-naps. After shoveling for an hour or so this morning, I might just join her.



8 comments:

Sheepish Annie said...

We have snow day here, too. But nothing like that!!! Thankfully the kitties are of the indoor variety and I'm not long 'n low so we're good.

Stay warm!

Chris said...

And of course, the snow is ALL YOUR FAULT. I can tell from her expression.

Carrie said...

The snow doesn't seem to be letting up either! Casey got stuck in a snow bank this afternoon...it's tricky for all the canines I guess.
Have a great weekend!

Woman who knits said...

Poor puppy!!! She looks miserable!!! Enjoy your snowbound weekend!! We're snuggly tucked in here in Milwaukee too!!!

Guinifer said...

Even my longer legged lab is having issues with the snow and the #2!

sydney said...

She looks very miserable indeed! Enjoy your snowbound weekend.

Dipsy said...

Your poor, cute doggie sure looks pretty frustrated - do enjoy your snow-weekend though!

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