Snowy Saturday

Heading up the driveway for a walk

Our road was plowed several times, but the snow just would not stop falling.

The black and white team was not slowed down by the snow.

Walked out to the main road off of the mountain and it looks in good shape - the ski resort works hard to keep it open in winter storms..

We even had mail, though our mailbox is almost buried in the snow.

And then the walk back to the house.

The official final total was 16 inches (40 cm) of snow in this storm – not bad for “some snow showers with light accumulation.”  We are bracing for the “big storm” that is supposed to start late Sunday night and run into early Tuesday morning.  The temperature as of this writing is 4F (-16C) and we are not supposed to see above freezing temperatures until next weekend.  Siberian weather!

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Cool Paws Luke

Yesterday afternoon, we received word that our pal Cool Paws Luke lost his battle with cancer.  He fought bravely and was surrounded by so much love from his family – human and canine.  We know Luke loved his The Mom dearly and thanks her so much for his second chance at a happy life.  We hope that provides you comfort in this difficult time.

Sitting at the Rainbow Bridge now, we know that Luke is comforted to know that so many here miss him and that no thunder (er, funder) will bother him now.  Just saying.


  1. Kari on January 21, 2011 at 7:06 pm

    That sure is a lot of snow!


  2. FiveSibesMom on January 11, 2011 at 1:58 am

    Love the pic of the “black & white team”…great shot!

    We, also, were so sorry to hear about Luke. Our thoughts go out to his hu-family.

  3. Amy@GoPetFriendly on January 9, 2011 at 9:19 pm

    Wow, that’s cold! Not for you dogs, but the humans must be freezing!

    So sorry to hear about Luke.

  4. Huffle Mawson on January 9, 2011 at 7:04 pm

    Wow that is a lot of snow. Will the hu-dad be able to get out to buy your food? Y’all aren’t going to starve, are you?

  5. Clive on January 9, 2011 at 6:18 pm

    That is some amount of snow!!


    We were very sorry to read about Luke.

    take care
    Clive and Murray

  6. The Joke Puppy on January 9, 2011 at 6:14 pm

    Found your blog through the Saturday Blog Hop.
    Your snow photos are beautiful & it looks like you are making the best of your bad weather.
    Our condolences about your friend Luke. Sad, but all part of life. He surely is romping around in DOG HEAVEN right now.

  7. Ryker on January 9, 2011 at 6:10 pm

    Bye Luke, see you on the other side.

    You get as much snow as we do! I had no idea, is this typical? Good thing because I know the Sibes are loving it.

  8. Steve & Kat on January 9, 2011 at 5:43 pm

    You know, I thought we were neighbors, but I guess we aren’t because we sure don’t have snow like that!

    We are very sorry to hear about Luke.


  9. Lorenza on January 9, 2011 at 4:43 pm

    16 inches of snow?? I guess I’d be totally buried there!
    Our thoughts are with Luke’s family.
    Kisses and hugs

  10. Shawnee the Shepherd on January 9, 2011 at 4:13 pm

    Don’t be stopping at 16 inches – you can has way more than that. We don’t want any more up here and we have more coming, too!

  11. Pup Fan on January 9, 2011 at 3:48 pm

    Hope you guys are staying warm!

    Was so sad to hear about Luke. 🙁

  12. Jen on January 9, 2011 at 1:45 pm

    Rest in peace, sweet creature.

  13. JustAnotherTrnd on January 9, 2011 at 10:58 am

    HURLEY: What a great blog! Love the pics of you having fun in all the snow.
    DUSTY: I’m glad to see you’re tribute to Cool Paws Luke. It’s good to let his mom know that lots of anipals and their families send love and know their loss is understood.

  14. KenzoHW on January 9, 2011 at 10:52 am

    Lucky you! We just had similar conditions since the start of november. Which is almost unseen in Denmark. The dogs (and us) loved it. But unfortunately, this weekend, temperatures moved above zero for the first time. Hope the winter soon returns!

    Sorry to hear about Luke. Sending good thoughts.

  15. Sam on January 9, 2011 at 10:01 am

    He had me at “Just Saying”. I will really miss that. We’ve sent our love to his Mom and Bleu.

    Lovely snow pictures – a little too cold for me though! I’m not sure I could unfreeze my hands to open those mail boxes!


  16. Stumpy and cyndi on January 9, 2011 at 9:47 am

    Love the snow pictures! I do miss a good storm (but not winter, as a whole!) Glad it’s you and not us!

    Luke’s passing has left many sad and in tears. A testimonial, not only to Luke, but to all dogs and how they touch our lives and hearts. We’re so fortunate to be loved by a dog (or many, in your case!) Run Fast and Run free, Luke. You’ll continue to light up lives from beyond!

  17. The OP Pack on January 9, 2011 at 9:45 am

    A very sad day indeed. We loved the Luke – he was just such a sweetheart, just like his Mom. He was always so supportive for Phantom, we will never forget him wearing his shirt in solidarity for Phantom. Our hearts go out to his family. And yes, he must be working very hard to figure out a way to permanently get rid of funder.

    We got a bit of snow overnight, but nothing like yours, like maybe a half inch. But we are happy even with this little bit.

    Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

  18. KB on January 9, 2011 at 8:49 am

    That’s a lot of snow! I think that you must be getting all of ours! We have a big storm forecasted to start about now but, if it’s like all the others, it’ll die out before unleashing its fury.

    Sad about Luke. So sad.

  19. Minnie and Mack on January 9, 2011 at 6:47 am

    Now, that’s a lot of snow! You surely live in a beautiful place. Hold tight, stay warm and have fun in the next round of snow.

    So sad to hear about The Luke. Rainbow Bridge crossing is seeing way to many of our earthly friends lately. Hu-mom’s eyes are leaking again. We also mourn the loss of Stubby, the pug this weekend.

    Drools and licks,

    Minnie and Mack

  20. Scout 'n Freyja on January 9, 2011 at 3:50 am

    We mourn the Luke’s passing along with so many others in blog-land. Folks who surround themselves with animals, who truly love them, always gather ’round each other – especially when tears are shed. Many tears are being shed for the Mom and for the Bleu who must now go on without the Luke’s calming presence.

  21. Sagira on January 9, 2011 at 3:00 am

    Wow…that is a lot of snow. Bet you guys in are heaven. 🙂

    So sorry to hear about your friend Luke. 🙁

  22. Terri Jacobson on January 9, 2011 at 1:01 am

    That’s a lot of snow, definitely a husky dream.

    It broke my heart to read about Luke, I haven’t been around long enough to be familiar with the whole story, but I’ve sent way to many babies to the bridge from cancer.

    It never stops hurting. It is always a heart breaker.

  23. priscilla on January 9, 2011 at 12:52 am

    You have a lot of snow!

    Sorry to hear about the passing of the Luke! I hope he is running happily and playing with other angel doggies there now. I’m sure our Hana and Laura are there waiting to play with him too.

  24. rottrover on January 9, 2011 at 12:44 am

    In your element. Enjoy each day…

  25. norwood on January 9, 2011 at 12:02 am

    Woos act like you got alot of snowballs or something..
    So sad about Luke. Brave soul and He definitely will be missed


  26. Houndstooth on January 8, 2011 at 11:11 pm

    That’s a lot of snow! We’re surprised you didn’t just pull out a sled and let The Herd do what they do best!

    We were so sad to learn the news about The Luke today. Our hearts go out to The Mom and The Bleu, along with everybody else who loved him. It’s hard to believe that such a big spirit could leave us.

  27. Khyra on January 8, 2011 at 11:07 pm

    The khandle has been burning since we got the news –

    We are akhtually still numb – Mom shed some tears when she helped me update my blog post that was in place fur Sunday –

    I’m pretty sure The Luke will be riding along with my The Mom on Sunday –

    I’m just sayin’


  28. Fiona on January 8, 2011 at 10:50 pm

    Your mailbox is buried? Heh. Ours is literally buried – we have so much snow that the front of it just sort of peeks out of the snowbank… Still, that is a KILLER amount of snow for you! Have fun!!! It’s been over a week since we’ve had ‘real’ snow (it’s snowing now but we’re only going to get a few inches) – have fun in the new white stuff for us (we’ll just frolic in our old white stuff!)!!!

    *kissey face*
    -Fiona and Abby the Hippobottomus

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