Monday, February 25, 2013

snow puppies

So, nobody blow my cover with the poet, but I'm actually thrilled that we live somewhere that gets regular and (what I would consider) significant snow.  Or maybe just significantly more snow than we got in DC, "snowmageddon" events aside.
The night that we moved in, it was snowing.  Not heavily, and it only left a dusting on the ground, but snowing indeed.  Since then, we've had a couple of days where we've gotten an inch or two of snow, and this weekend we got a nice dump of it.
We had Graham home for about two weeks when that big snowstorm hit DC.  I think he remembers it.  
Molly and Sofie haven't really experienced much snow.  Molly is a pretty princess who does not like to go outside when it is cold, raining, has recently rained, might possible rain, or if the sun goes behind a cloud.  
Sofie is generally just scared of everything.
When we woke up yesterday morning and saw how much was coming down, we took them out for a very short and windy walk in it (mostly in hopes that they would stop being ticking time bombs of poop).
They tore up and down the sidewalk, wrestled and rolled around and generally wore themselves out very quickly.  (And yes, our plan was successful).
My run was not quite as successful, however.  I headed up the street and turned left on the trail, straight into the ridiculous wind.  After spending a minute or so running in place while being attacked with snow bullets, eyes squeezed shut, I reluctantly decided to shut it down.  I'll eat more Wheaties and try again next time.
But the snow has moved on, the wind has died today, and today I'll head out for a lovely long run in the bright sunshine.  12º and 12ish inches of snow?
I'm still so happy to be here.

21 comments:

  1. my dog LOVES the snow, I'm kind of sad we didn't get much this year. Happy running!

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  2. I'm so happy you're so happy in Boulder =)

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  3. Wow, that looks like total bliss. I recently moved from a low-snow place (NYC) to a serious snow place (Chicago) and it's completely changed my outlook on winter for the better!

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  4. So much fun! Your dogs look like they love it too! :)

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  5. All this puppy love has made me giggly today. If you don't have a pair of YakTrax, you should get one! I ran 2h in 1 inch of snow yesterday and it was really hard without traction and with the worry of wiping out on the ice underneath. I regretted not wearing them.

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  6. You're not in Texas anymore, no doubt. I love great big snowfalls too but rarely get to see any of them. Very cool!

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  7. I love all the snow pics of the pups! So cute! And don't tell my husband, but I'm a little jealous of that snow.

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  8. Awesome puppy pix!! Other than retrieving her Kong, my lab lives for catching snowballs - do you have any of that w/ your cuties?

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  9. Those are beautiful photos. So glad you are all enjoying your winter wonderland.

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  10. We live in SoCal, so our dogs don't get much snow. But when we take them to snow, they are the happiest doggies ever and suddenly shed about 9 (human) years as they run around in the snow.

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  11. They are even cuter in the snow!!! I've found myself longingly looking at dogs lately...not the right time to get one but it's on my radar! Love the photos :)

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  12. Cute pics. I love snow. My "granddog" who always hurries to be by the heater adores the snow and will play in it forever.

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  13. My puppies are entirely jealous! They look forward to next winter :)

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  14. The lack of snow is definitely a major shortcoming of living in DC. I love being places where it snows regularly - even just a dusting that melts by midday.
    Lucky!
    LOL'ed at your Molly description ...

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  15. That looks so pretty and fun! But this FL girl would not survive one second!

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  19. Love those puppy pics! Such happy pups and happy you! :)

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