Cold Snap

by Houndstooth on

Overnight, we had a major change in weather here where we live.   We had spring-like temperatures and weather up until two days ago, when it got really windy.  Apparently, the wind blew all the warm weather away.  Yesterday was a rude awakening with a cold snap that had some serious bite to it.  They’re even talking about the possibility of snow this weekend, which is not really what I was looking forward to for the end of my break.

A Winter's Nap -- Tales and Tails

A Winter’s Nap

It was definitely a rude awakening for me.  I had a doctor’s appointment yesterday, something that was long overdue since I promised to take better care of myself this year.  My original thought was that I could take Flattery along with me and then we could go out and have some fun together for the afternoon.  The cold weather made that a no go, however, because I wasn’t sure how long I’d be inside and I felt like it was just too cold for her to wait in the car.

I admit, I was feeling a little guilty, because in my mind the afternoon was calling us to have some sort of little adventure together.  As I got ready to go, though, Flattery never moved as much as a whisker.  She clearly was not bothered by the fact that I was planning to go out without her.  I felt a bit deflated that she wasn’t disappointed that I was leaving or that I wasn’t taking her with me.

You Are My Sunshine -- Tales and Tails

You Are My Sunshine

Then, I saw her contented little smile as she stretched out on the couch in the sunshine.  Her plans for the day were already set in sun.  It didn’t matter how cold it was outside.  She was as content and comfortable as could be in the house.  When I got home, she met me at the back door, tail wagging and we made a trip outside.  It wasn’t until we were out in the cold air that she made a little grimace and gave me a surprised look.

Clearly, she wasn’t expecting the cold snap, either, and I don’t think she liked it any better than I did.  There’s a good chance that we may be spending more of the rest of my time off enjoying her type of pursuits a lot more then we spend doing things that I think are fun.  The best part of it, though, is that she will think it’s the best time of all, since she’d just as soon hibernate through the winter.  Truth be told, I would, too.  Hopefully, the cold snap is short lived and we can find some things to do together that we both enjoy, since we both prefer the warmer weather.