Over Snow

by Houndstooth on

We’re getting ready for another weekend, hoping to relax and recharge, but it looks like Mother Nature has plans to dump more snow on us tomorrow.  I’m going to be honest, this doesn’t fit in with any of our plans.  To say that we’re over snow is one of the biggest understatements I’ve made in awhile.

Snow Kissed -- Tales and Tails

Snow Kissed

Of course, our dogs have differing opinions.  Küster would be happy to be out training in the snow and cold or chasing snowballs any day of the week.  I’m not sure it’s his preferred weather, though.  He’s happy in anything as long as he gets to do some running, use his nose and catch a ball of some kind.  A tennis ball or a snow ball are both satisfactory options as far as he’s concerned.

Flattery is not amused and seems less so with each passing day.  I feel badly for her because I know that she’d actually like to go out and do some things together, but it just hasn’t been safe.  There’s also the fact that she doesn’t waste any time outside these days.  As soon as she’s taken care of business, she’s making a beeline for the back door, warmth and a cozy bed and blanket.

I tend to feel like Flattery.  I want to go out and do things.  I’m tired of being cooped up inside.  But the cold air is not my friend for several reasons.  We got a foot of snow last weekend that still hasn’t melted away.  Another potential foot of snow on top of that does not exactly hold a lot of appeal.  I’ve been trying to look for a positive spin on it, and I have yet to find one.  Aside from being inside together, I’m not sure there’s much that I’m looking forward to.

Summer Afternoon Snooze -- Tales and Tails

Afternoon Snooze

The best we can hope for is that the weather babblers are finally wrong for a change and we don’t get much of anything to add to the mountains of snow we already have.  We do have a long weekend to look forward to, but there’s the potential of more bad weather next week.  I have a feeling there might be a snow day in our future, but it’s too soon to tell.  All I know is that I’m over snow and I think Flattery is, too.  We’d love to hear what some of your favorite snowy activities are that you share with your dog, so we can try to break the monotony a little before this cabin fever turns serious.