Feeling Sorry For Others

This past weekend,  the weather “experts” were saying we would get some snow, but we knew better.  Our humans figured that out because when it is going to snow, we sit by the fence sniffing the air – and we did none of that leading up to our “storm.”  The weather experts should just call us on the snow predictions.

So while we would have preferred to be buried in snow here, we were happy that so many of our canine friends received the great gift of snow and were having so much fun in it.  But looking over our hu-dad’s shoulder as he browsed Facebook, we saw all of this human whining that it should not snow when leaves are still on the trees.  We could argue that point forever (think about it – snow the last of July would seem quite refreshing, now wouldn’t it?), but let’s be clear about what condition we are in here:

Our favorite tree. Note that we have NO leaves.

Catawba Rhododendron with a dusting of snow. Let's call this NO snow.

This is Rusty giving a sympathy look to the whining humans. Say it with us - NO sympathy.

Sigh – It was November 6 last year before we received our first measurable snowfall (but October 18 the year before and October 27 the year before that – can you tell we keep track?), so guess we will just have to be a little more patient.

P.S. – Happy Halloween.


  1. siku marie on November 1, 2011 at 12:50 am

    Be Patient? Really? Thought you were all Sibes.

  2. Sage on October 31, 2011 at 10:40 pm

    It’s a crazy weather year already–hope snow comes soon (for you).

  3. The OP Pack on October 31, 2011 at 9:34 pm

    We keep hearing we might see some snow this week, but based on past experience, we have no faith in what we “hear”. Seeing is believing. Meanwhile we have family in western MA who expect to be without power until at least Saturday:(

    Happy Howloween to you.

    Boos and Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning

  4. Susan on October 31, 2011 at 8:04 pm

    Very unlikely for us to have snow here in Dallas in October. But you never know in *this* climate. We did have an ice storm, complete with frozen roads, on Thanksgiving in 1993 that the weather people did *not* forecast.

    Or, it can be in the 70s on New Year Eve. If I recall correctly, that happened in 1992. I always keep a pair of shorts handy in the winter just in case.

  5. Suka on October 31, 2011 at 2:00 pm

    I feel your pain. No snow for me either. But don’t lose faith, I know it is coming soon! Paws crossed!

    Happy Howl-o-ween! Hopefully you will get some yummy treats today to take your mind off of No Snow.


  6. The Ao4 on October 31, 2011 at 1:53 pm

    You guys are PAST ready for snow!!! We bet you’ll get some soon – hang in there!
    Play bows

  7. jen on October 31, 2011 at 12:59 pm

    we got a full 10 inches Saturday!

  8. The Bleu on October 31, 2011 at 12:04 pm

    I’m so sorry that you haven’t been swept with the pretty white stuff just yet… but I know your nose will be the first to know when it’s coming! My wish is for you to have the snow, and my the Mom to have the “snow days”!

    with love from the Bleu

  9. Ice 'n Ayla on October 31, 2011 at 11:50 am

    No snow here, in Dawson Creek, in Northern British Columbia, Canada either. Have had some snow all around us, not “snow-to-stay” yet, but a dusting at least — except for here, in the South Peace region.

  10. jack & moo on October 31, 2011 at 10:48 am

    Happy Halloween! I think we got tricked, not treated by Mother Nature. All the human whining about snow on the East Coast- well, we are RIGHT ON the East Coast & we didn’t get a single flake! Guess we need to be more patient, too.

    jack & moo

  11. Hawk aka BrownDog on October 31, 2011 at 10:02 am

    Hi Y’all,

    We had snow so hard we couldn’t see across the creek, but not one flake laid here at 4000 ft. It did lay above us, but not for long! It stayed at 6000+ ’til the sun hit it the next morning. 🙂

    Y’all come by now,
    Hawk aka BrownDog

  12. houndstooth on October 31, 2011 at 8:34 am

    No snow here, and that’s fine by me! But, if we had some, we’d gladly box it up and send it to you. It sounds like you’re due for some snow any day now, though, if the past snowfalls are any indication!

  13. Kari on October 31, 2011 at 8:17 am

    No snow in Vegas 😉

    Stop on by for a visit

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