Sunday Walk & Terrible Weather Forecast

Sunday morning dawned beautifully.  We had received another 2-3 inches (5-8 cm) of snow overnight, so had some fresh powder to play in.  That does make every day in the last week that we have received at least a little snow.  But the guy who plows our road is getting really good – he beat us out this morning.  Argh!

We are getting downright balmy.  The low this morning was 5 F (-15C) and we got all the way up to 24F (-4C).  And despite sub-freezing temps and a few more snow showers the next couple of days, our forecast for Wednesday through Friday – brace yourself, pups – has lows of 15-20F (-9 to -7 C) and highs of 40 – 45 F (4 to 7 C).  OH NO!  Our snow may melt a little.  Fortunately, we are supposed to be back below freezing starting Saturday with snow everyday after that, but this is terrible.  What are we going to do?

So in dread of those warm temperatures (and why are the humans smiling?), we give you pictures from our Sunday morning stroll –

Beautiful clear morning!

Red team climbing up the driveway to our - gasp - plowed road

Red Team having to "make do" with a scraped road

Black and White team leads the way to some fresh powder to walk in.

Red team enjoys the powder while Rusty, bringing up the rear, is playing with his high step


  1. Lucky Luke on January 12, 2010 at 4:52 pm

    It looks like such fun to make tracks in the fresh snow. I might not like a long walk… but I’d like to do it just once, for sure!

    Your pitchers are gorgeous…

    wif love from the Luke

  2. Mochi on January 12, 2010 at 1:54 am

    I hope the forecast is wrong and you get to keep your snow!

    It’s 67 degrees here and mom is bundled up! What’s up with that?


  3. jack a-roo on January 12, 2010 at 12:39 am

    Warmer weather is creeping in on my home turf, too. I dug several nice deep holes in the yard today to check the depth of the frost. It’s not good. We need more snow!

    a-roos to yous,
    jack a-roo

  4. norwood on January 11, 2010 at 11:44 pm

    I heard your gasps echoed thru the valleys and it reached MA! I know, we are expecting those mild temps too! Believe it or not my little boy body prefers the cold too!
    Hmmff phfeef! I got fluff in my mouth!

  5. Kit on January 11, 2010 at 11:33 pm

    We’re looking forward to the warm up…us Labs aren’t as fluffy as you pups!!!
    Licks and sniffs,
    Zack, Sassy and Buddy

  6. Life With Dogs on January 11, 2010 at 11:28 pm

    Oh come on, slush walks make for the best pics! 😉

    I would kill for a few days of temps in the forties. We can afford to lose a few inches…

  7. jake and Fergi on January 11, 2010 at 11:02 pm

    We never get tired of seeing pictures of you in the snow….

    Inspired by you,
    Jake and Fergi xxoo

  8. Rachel on January 11, 2010 at 9:48 pm

    Us too… but don’t worry about the melt. I have a feeling more will surely follow.

  9. The Army of Four on January 11, 2010 at 9:06 pm

    Oh, I just LOVE the photos! And I have some bad news. That heat wave? Where it gets into the 30s? It’s here now. Which means you’ll probably get to you in a day or two. 🙁 The snow thief took a LOT of our snow today.

  10. Steve & Kat on January 11, 2010 at 8:26 pm

    My experience tells me that a scraped road is even more slippery for the humans than the snowy road. So you can probably have some fun with that.

    Try to stay cool!


  11. Sonic on January 11, 2010 at 7:47 pm

    It is ALWAYS warm here! You guys would HATE it in Singapore.


  12. Clive on January 11, 2010 at 7:28 pm

    Love the photos!

    We got a thaw today so the NLSM is very unhappy at having to go back to school tomorrow – the schools were meant to be closed until Wednesday – we don’t deal with snow very well over here! However his Mom is very happy tonight – he’s been off since before Christmas!

    take care

    ps – enjoyed reading about the service dog you saw the other day! Must be hard having to watch another dog go somewhere when you can’t!! Not fair at all!

  13. Suka on January 11, 2010 at 6:43 pm

    Great photos! You pups sure live in a pretty area. I feel your fear. It is getting balmy here too, and I see my snow slowly melting away. It is giving me so much stress that I am losing fur over it!


  14. Paco,Milo & Maya on January 11, 2010 at 6:15 pm

    What a great great walkie in the snow powder you had guys!!!!!
    We got lots of snow too yesterday and we’re very very happy!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    We would love to be there and walking with you!!!!!
    Hope the weather won’t be too hot for you and cold come soon again so your snowwon’t melt too soon!!!
    HAve fun!!!!
    Tons of love and hugs to all your super special pack!!!!!

  15. Huffle Mawson on January 11, 2010 at 5:28 pm

    If you want, I can point a big fan at NC from down here and you can have some of my hot weather. I’m a bit sick of it now.

  16. Bentley on January 11, 2010 at 5:25 pm

    Is mud as good as snow if it does thaw? My human mom is cringing just thinking of the herd’s 24 muddy paws!

  17. Kari on January 11, 2010 at 1:10 pm

    I bet the kids sure are enjoying that weather! We don’t miss it thats for sure (after living in Alaska we like LA weather)

  18. Stella on January 11, 2010 at 12:35 pm

    We are getting banana belt weather here too.(20sF) The deal is we wanna keep the snow, but up the temps. This has been a beaner of a deep freeze, too cold out for human, beast or automobile.


  19. Wild Dingo on January 11, 2010 at 11:47 am

    i smell a snow day coming for going into work. but someone needs to derail that plow guy. anypup got a few thumb tacks? no telling what happens to tires when they run over thumb tacks. and shoot. all that snow will go unplowed and hu-dad stays home from work. sigh. such a terrible, terrible, terrible day.

    k, Natasha, you get the easiest job and the one with the least ties to the crime: general. You don’t actually “do” any dirty work, just command it.

    Cheoah: you can be our navy seal in case there needs to be an underwater mission to get the team to the location of Mr. Plow’s truck.

    Kiska, work it sister: distract any lingering hoomans around Mr. Plow’s truck with your floofy tail and all that fur in your ears.

    Rusty, help out kiska by working your clown and jester act. When all else fails, do your “herding” thing with your head between their legs and herd any hoomans away from truck and plow.

    Quanik and Kodiak: you’ll have to do the dirty work and place tacks in the appropriate location. In case you’re wondering, no that doesn’t mean under YOUR hu-dad’s car tires, or on your hu-dad’s favorite chair. It neans under the tires of that mean man’s plow truck.

    ok, 1-2-3, ready set, break!
    hey, why are you guys still sitting around?
    wild dingo

  20. Dennis the Vizsla on January 11, 2010 at 11:28 am

    hello thundering herd its dennis the vizsla dog hay i gess the hyoomans just dont appreesheeayt the nice cold wether like yoo do!!! ok bye

  21. Khyra on January 11, 2010 at 10:52 am

    Mom and I aren’t smiling at our warming trend –


    Tank woo fur sharing your great Sunday walk!


  22. achieve1dream on January 11, 2010 at 9:34 am

    My humans are smiling at the forecast too. I think they’re confused.


  23. Kira The BeaWoootiful on January 11, 2010 at 8:18 am

    Wooos! we still have cooler weather down here, it is only just above freezing now. I am not sure why your humans are smiling at 40 degrees, My mum is smiling because it is supposed to be in the 70’s by the weekend! Swimming weather!
    -Kira The BeaWootiful

  24. Houndstooth on January 11, 2010 at 8:15 am

    Looks like a lovely day for a walk! We wish that it would warm up some, though and some of the snow would melt away. It’s tough to get too far when the snow comes up to your chest!


  25. The OP Pack on January 11, 2010 at 7:57 am

    We have that warmer weather forecast too and the Mom is very happy about that – but not us. We will be basking in our snow as much as we can before it goes away. Wish we had some powdery stuff left but ours is all packed down, tough to do some snooter sniffing under it.

    Woos, Phantom and Thunder

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