Monday, February 2, 2015

big storm

We had a big snowstorm today, on top of a bunch of other smaller storms.  We're starting to get really buried.

Obviously, we had a snow day today!

 Here is the only photo I got of Oreo.  Once he took care of business, he went right back inside.  I think he wants to go to Florida with his grandparents for the winter.

No surpise here that the groundhog says we have six more weeks of winter.

Sunday, January 11, 2015

me and my shadows

Guess what?  The SUN came out!
I donned thirty thousand layers and off we went.

The bitter cold temps have really iced over the creek.  In a lot of places, you can't see the water at all, it's all ice.

May be cold, but it sure is pretty to look at and listen to.

Luckily, all of Chewy's park friends have parents with thirty thousand layers too.  So, he's been able to stay up to date on all the park gossip during this cold spell.   Funny though, we haven't seen any walkers without dogs.

I guess the cat people are all home hibernating or on the ski slopes.

Saturday, January 3, 2015

ice land

I hope everyone's new year is off to a great start!

I've been on a glorious 12 day break from work, and my dogs have been out hiking everyday.  We had a week of really warm temps (even the ticks came back out to play), and then the past few days have been more like winter.

The creek at our favorite park is starting to form ice formations.  It looks really, really cool!

Chewy is fascinated by the ice, and pulls me to it.  Gives me a heart attack every time he gets close to the water, because he could so easily slip in, and I really don't want to have to jump in to save him.

Remember the rock he used to stand on during the summer drought?

Well last week, during the heat wave, it was under water:

Now it's surrounded by ice!
 He would totally head out to it if I let him.  Here he is pouting, because I reigned him in.

Oreo and I spend a lot of time standing around as Chewy stares at the ice and whines about not being able to walk to the edge.

It's a good thing we love him.
"well, love is a strong word, I'd go with tolerate!"

Back to reality on Monday, but I go back refreshed and serene, and I'm sure that feeling will last at least through fourth period!

One last thing.  Remember my dog yoga video?  Well, it won me a FREE yoga outfit!  Finally, all that trick training paid off.

Thursday, December 25, 2014

merry christmas

We hope all of our friends and family had a wonderful Christmas.  

The dogs enjoyed Christmas Eve.  Oreo even decided that it was ok to cuddle up to his grandpa. Only took him 8 years of positive interactions to take that step!

 I think he was craving some male bonding time, since Jeff hasn't been able to hold him in a week due to his hernia surgery.

Chewy played sentry, and made sure the food was safe and sound.
"I could keep a better eye on it if it were in my belly!"

"I'm cute!  Please feed me!"

"I really hope that tray of kielbasa is for ME!"

"I will stare at you until you feed me."

Our snow all melted over night, and we woke up to fifty degree temps.  So weird.

We went for a walk in the park, and then played with their new toys in the yard.  Oreo was so happy to have his grassy (muddy) yard back.  Although one pile of snow refused to melt, so free snow cones were still available!  Perfect treat for Christmas.

dog treats centerpiece