Snow – So Close

First, that National Weather Service group started predicting that we were going to get 1-2 inches of snow.  Then they said it might be 3 inches.  Then they clarified that the snowfall was going to be spotty, so not sure who was and was not going to get any.  But since we last saw any snow on October 18, we were so ready for some – any – to fall.

So when it started snowing Thursday afternoon, we got really, really excited.  But it did not stick.  Not at all.  And we started thinking that this was a really, really bad joke.

Then the insult really kicked in.  We heard the snow machines kick in at Cataloochee Ski Resort.  They were making snow.  Lots of it.  So we went over on Friday to check it out.  Guess what?




And at the 1pm opening time – Skiers and Snowboarders!

So we were all ready to go play in the snow when we discovered a horrifying fact – they do not have a dog sledding area.  Or a Siberian Husky area.  What?  Or, sure, we got lots of cute dog comments and ear scratches and neck rubs – but no running in the snow.  What a bummer.


Qannik – Sigh.


  1. Jeanine on November 30, 2009 at 12:59 pm

    They own the snow?!?!?

  2. The_Dogfather on November 30, 2009 at 11:34 am

    Oh, what a bummer! Haven’t they given any thoughts if the roles are reversed? We get all the fun and they can just watch?? Hur hur?

  3. Brownie on November 29, 2009 at 10:33 pm

    huh?! what’s the point of creating all that snow if there is no doggy sledding?!

  4. tula on November 29, 2009 at 9:31 am

    man, hate when the jokes on you.. what about giving free sled rides? any takers??

    snow will happen- someday soon!

  5. Sierra Rose on November 29, 2009 at 12:02 am

    Hi ya pals! Surely there will be an snow play area for you all soon, right! When MORE SNOW FALLS? We need some too! So, if you get too much, blow some our way, ok? The falls in the previous post looked beautiful! What a great holiday hike.

    Hugs and snaggle-tooth kisses,
    Sierra Rose

  6. Mochi on November 28, 2009 at 10:47 pm

    Qannik’s face says it all! That is such a bummer that they don’t allow pups! I hope you get your snow soon!


  7. Maxx on November 28, 2009 at 10:45 pm

    Boo fair! But at least you got to see snow. The only snow i see is on TV..


  8. the Army of Four on November 28, 2009 at 9:04 pm

    Oh Qannik! You look SO SAD!!!! That’s just totally heart-breaking!
    I wish I had been there. I can’t conjure up snow, but at least I would have been able to give you an accurate forecast so you wouldn’t have gotten your hopes up! Sigh. If it’s any consolation, it was in the upper 60s here today.

  9. The OP Pack on November 28, 2009 at 8:45 pm

    Qannik – you look so sad. At least you got some snow in October. We barely got an inch last winter – we sure hope things do better this year.

    Woos, the OP Pack

  10. Wild Dingo on November 28, 2009 at 6:48 pm

    BLASPHEMER! Doesn’t ANYONE have a clue that snow=snow dogs & sleds and, it’s, hello, THE HERD, and like THE HERD deserves respect. even if it mean’s they’re the ONLY ones to use a dog sleding area… cuz they’re THE HERD. pffff. people have no respect for celebrity. it’s like they don’t know how much time goes into maintaining celebrity. the exercise to keep fit, the play wrestling to keep smart, the posing to look good, the sleeping (oh the sleeping…), and the autograph signing, and the PR and Publicity that the hu-dad puts in. they have no respect. refuse to return until they’ve dedicated a run to The Herd.
    wild dingo

  11. Huffle Mawson on November 28, 2009 at 6:12 pm

    Clearly they are prejudiced against Siberians and you should call the NAACP or something.

    Huffle Mawson

  12. gus, louie and callie on November 28, 2009 at 5:40 pm

    Now what kind of a place is that? No dogs allowed. You need to boycott that place..

    Big Sloppy Kisses
    Gus, Louie and Callie

  13. Sam on November 28, 2009 at 3:23 pm

    Oh, how stinky.. I would have loved to see you guys romping in the snow.

    I hope the weather sends you some REAL snow soon.

  14. Bentley on November 28, 2009 at 2:59 pm

    Well, that’s just crazy! And totally unfair. Couldn’t you convince the ski slope people that you could help tow people to the top of the slopes? Ecologically friendly Siberian energy!

  15. Denns the Vizsla on November 28, 2009 at 1:46 pm

    No dog sledding or Siberian area? Inconceivable!

  16. Twinkietinydog on November 28, 2009 at 1:34 pm

    I have one word for you: “Brrrrrr” You wanted to play in the snow? You Huskies must have awesome clothing! I’d be happy if you wanted to take my for a sled-ride someday. As long as there are heated blankets involved.


  17. Martha & Bailey on November 28, 2009 at 12:57 pm

    Well that just sounds riciculous to us!!! In Scotland there is a run in a place called Aberfoyle where dogs go sledding!
    It looks like lots of fun – maybe you guys need to come visit and we will all go together.

  18. JacksDaddy on November 28, 2009 at 12:29 pm

    We should start a paw-tition to get a puppy area at the ski slope!

  19. Steve & Kat on November 28, 2009 at 12:19 pm

    That’s just wrong. You pups should break out of Sibe Quentin and go acquire a snow making machine for your own yard!


  20. Khyra on November 28, 2009 at 10:43 am

    The resort is SOOOOOO missing an important pawtential aspekht to their business – the target demographikhs would support an untapped khlient base!

    PeeEssWoo:I’m glad Mika’s mommy explained the blog post – we were just there

  21. Stella on November 28, 2009 at 10:42 am

    Can’t go to the library, can’t go shopping, can’t eat out at a restaurant, AND NOW THIS! Can’t play at an outdoor playground. Sorry, its just too much for me to understand. I suppose we don’t have any dogs in the legal profession either to do something about these wrongs.

    I might think of moving to Scotland or England where things are a lot better for dogs. Sorry to have to say it, the USA just isn’t dog friendly!


  22. achieve1dream on November 28, 2009 at 9:46 am

    That is sooooo not fair!!


  23. Mika on November 28, 2009 at 9:23 am

    Whoops! My mistake, Nikita is still with her family right now (and keeping them alert on things going on outside). B wanted his boys to be able to say their last good bye. She will be forever sleeping around lunch time pacific time. I’m sure B’s Nikita would love to be shown around by your Nikita. Thank you. (The post is temporarily on draft until after lunch. We want to keep the mood light and happy for now.) =)

    We hope you had a greeeeaaat Turducken day! That’s also a big bummer about not being able to play in the snow. I still have yet to bring Mika to snow. =x Hopefully it’ll snow soon where you are so you get to frolic and play!
    -Mika’s mommy

  24. Mr Koda MD on November 28, 2009 at 4:19 am

    Shame about the “no dogs”

    Looks a bit brrry for me. I’m just happy that today didn’t rain and stayed dry. Although I did spend most the day sunning myself in the middle of the lounge floor…hehe

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