Friday, October 9, 2009

"HEY, SADIE . . .

. . . whats all this white stuff on the ground?"


"I dunno, Nuala; tastes kinda like water, but it's cold."

"Sure is slippery, too, Sadie!"


Such was our puppies introduction to snow. Environment Canada had been saying for several days we might get a few snow flurries on Thursday, When I was out with the puppies at noon, I think I counted four snow flakes -- almost too small to see. "Yeah," I figured, "that's the snow we were promised." But when I woke up following my afternoon nap, we had a few more flakes than I had imagined.

That didn't stop the puppies from chasing round and playing in it, and having a dandy time.


Although the whole experience caused Sadie to stop for a moment and try to figure out exactly what was happening in her world.


Meanwhile Environment Canada is promising more of the same today, with temperatures of -2°C (wind chills as low as -9°C). It's a bit cool for me, but the puppies are wearing their fur coats, so I don't know that it makes a whole lot of difference to them.

But any crops that haven't been harvested ae going to take a real beating from this.

Oh, yes; I have to get out and shovel the sidewalks, too.

15 comments:

Reasons said...

Brrrrrrrrr!!!!!! brings back memories! Love the pictures, those puppies are having a ball. Hope the sun comes out to melt it soon though, it's a bit early for you yet.

ChrisH said...

They are vair, vair cute but they are making me feel cold!

French Fancy said...

Gosh, your snow has come early this year. How much fun those dogs are going to have though - fabulous photos and I envy you your puppy love.

Hope life is going well for you, Rob.

Wipso said...

Gorgeous photo. Just like children exploring their world. A x

Tattie Weasle said...

They do look as though they are having a wonderfrul time. Wrap up warm!

lakeviewer said...

It's only October! Is this snow early? Colorado opened its skying runs in October, earlier than ever. I'm glad the pups enjoyed it.

Rob-bear said...

Thanks for writing, folks.

® Reasons: There was more snow overnight. And the wind is blowing, giving us a wind chill of -15°C (close to 0°F). So much for melting! ;)

® Chris: They're even cold. We gave them a chance to play outside, and they came right back in.

® FF and Wipso: All the world's a place to explore. Tis the nature of puppies. They did have a lot of fun yesterday. Today, however, . . .

® Lakeviewer: Snow's a couple of weeks earlier than what we might normally expect, but not really all that unusual. But in this time of environmental change, what's "normal"? Yes they had fun with it, yesterday. Today, I don't even want to go out, so I can hardly blame them!

Frances said...

Your twins must be having a fine time discovering what snow is.

All the same, I do hope that October turns back to normal temps soon, providing you some beautiful Indian summer weather.

Gosh, it's not even Halloween yet.

xo

Rob-bear said...

® Frances: I'm afraid that's a fairly vain hope, despite your best wishes. Temperatures are expected to be below normal -- well below normal for much of the next two weeks. As I think I've already said, we don't usually see snow until Hallowe'en. Sigh! Groan! The twins are, however, making the best of this -- though they don't seem to want to stay outside for as long as they did before. Fancy that!

Irish Eyes said...

EEEk! snow, I hate the stuff, mainly because we get slushy wet stuff here, not the powdery kind, and it is miserable, especially when it freezes on the bits the kids have skated on. Am still in snow shock from last January. That said, love the photo's - love the pups, and love the blog!

Rob-bear said...

® Irish Eyes: Thanks for coming for a visit.

We get the sticky stuff here, too. If we don't clean the dogs' paws well when they come, there will be little puddles of water all over the floor, when the snow melts. Welcome to winter in Western Canada! ;)

Sniffles and Smiles said...

Sorry about the snow and shoveling...for your sake...that's no fun...especially so early in the season...but the pups look delighted...and what joy to see them frolicking!!! I love them!!! All the best to you, my friend!!! Hugs, Janine

Rob-bear said...

® Thanks for your note, Janine. Strangely, at the front of the house all I had to use was a broom -- the snowfall was much more extensive in the back than in the front. But it was enough for the puppies to have fun.

Strange thing, though, When we call them to come in, they come much more quickly now. ;)

The Blog Fodder said...

Looks like Tanya and I left town just in time!!!
Puppies and Babies discovering snow is so much fun. Great pictures, Rob. Trust all is well with you

CAMILLA said...

Hi Rob-bear.!

Oh absolutely brilliant, love the pics of Sadie and Nuala playing in the snow. I used to have a Springer that loved the snow.

Those Pups are getting bigger by the minute Rob-bear, lovely they have each other to play with, and of course Bears to give them lots of cuddles.

Stay warm,sounds pretty cold where you are Bear, even so I do love the snow.