Friday, November 7, 2008

Snow

It is snowing here in lovely Minnesota...wet snow that is sticking to the bare trees and turning my neighborhood into a gorgeous white fairyland. I love the snow and I hope it sticks around. My dogs love the snow, too. Being 3/4 husky, they are dressed for it, with thick fur coats and soft, downy undercoats (that end up all over my floor in wispy drifts when it's shedding time...which is most of the year...). This morning, though, Canis Feisticus decided that she really didn't want to go out in the cold (it wasn't that bad...33 degrees isn't really cold in Minnesota) and the wet...I let the dogs out the back door and Canis Dafticus went bolting out into the snow and did a funny little leap and came down on his elbows with his butt in the air (this is dog for "play with me now!"). Canis Feisticus, on the other hand, stepped daintily out, sniffed the air, and turned around and came back in. When I finally convinced her that she really did need to go outside, she went, ever so slowly, ever so carefully, picking her feet up high and planting them back down reluctantly, as if she really didn't want to get them all wet and cold. I felt a bit sorry for her. How would I feel if I had to go and do my business in the cold and wet at 5:30 am?

Perhaps I will have to knit her some doggie booties?

13 comments:

Wellness Writer said...

Dear Jazz,
I've always lived in California, mostly in Los Angeles, and have only driven to "see" the snow. It must be quite beautiful, and very different to live where there are changing seasons.

When my mother was 75 years old, she took my sister and me to New York for her birthday. The weather was cold, but clear. On the night of mama's birthday, it snowed, and truly seemed like a heavenly gift!

Susan

Jazz said...

Susan,
The snow is truly beautiful, especially when it coats all the trees in white, or when it's falling at night...magical. When we lived in the desert in eastern Washington, one of the things I missed the most was the snow. That and the thunderstorms (but not the tornadoes!).

susan said...

Jazz,

I love snow. Love love love it.

Send some over to me, please.


Doggie booties. I like that!

Jazz said...

Susan,
I don't think Canis Feisticus would like doggie booties, though...she's rather particular about her feet...

susan said...

Jazz,

Tell doggie I have seen Wellington boots on dogs in Manhattan when it rains and snows.

Jazz said...

Wellingtons, eh? I cannot imagine a dog putting up with that...both of mine hate having anything done with their feet...nail clipping is a nightmare. My dogs would probably chew the wellington boots off!

naturalgal said...

We got doggie booties for our dog. But they always fall off. She doesn't really like them. But then I found out that the booties are expected to get lost. So it can it quite expensive.

Jazz said...

Naturalgal--
Maybe the booties could be tied on, crisscrossing up the leg...you know...sorta like ballet slippers? (laughing as I imagine this on a dog!)

Marissa Miller said...

Send snow this way!!

Jazz said...

I'm waiting for more...we have a dusting on the ground right now, not even enough to cover the grass completely, and I'm hoping for more before xmas...I'm tired of the brown kind of xmas! It's sort of shameful, don't you think, for a Minnesota winter to deliver a brown xmas?

Jazz said...

Shouldn't have said that...we had 4-5 inches last night, and I had to shovel it first thing this morning...

susan said...

send it over here. you folks over there in MN have enough problems between Mr. Franken and Mr. Coleman to play in it properly.

(J/k). But would like a White Christmas.

Jazz said...

You're right about that, Susan. I'm petrified with fear that one or t'other is going to win this thing! They both scare the sh*t out of me!