Basking in the Cold

As we mentioned earlier in the week, we have not seen winter weather for several weeks, but the cold has certainly returned. Our temperatures stayed in the teens all day and dropped below 0ºF (-18C) at sunset.

Now where would you find rough and tumble sled dogs basking in the cold weather? We have no idea where they might be, but we sure know where we were.

fire in the fireplace

Fire in the fireplace? Sounds awesome, Hu-dad.

Yes, we know that our cousins would consider this a heat wave, but Hu-dad says he can get so much work done with us all under his feet. Or was that it is hard to get things done with us all under his feet?

dinner time

Is it dinner time yet? Snack time?

Oh, sure, we had to get the Hu-dad to let us out to inspect things every few minutes, but then we would come right back in.

eleventy-seven bazillion

What do you mean you have already opened the door eleventy-seven bazillion times today?

In particular, when the snow started flying, we had to rush out to check on things. Unfortunately, the snow was never heavy enough to really pile up anywhere (you can even still see our grass sticking up), so that was disappointing.

somebody wake me

Somebody wake me if the snow starts piling up.

The good news is today is supposed to be even colder. Oh, wait, without snow that really isn’t better news.

Sigh, snow

Sigh, snow.

So, we will just ask Hu-dad to keep the fire well stocked and rest up for whenever the snows finally return.

Dreaming of snow

Dreaming of snow.


  1. houndstooth4 on January 8, 2015 at 10:19 pm

    Feel free to come visit here! We’ve got plenty of snow, and plenty of cold air to go with it!

  2. Blueberry's human on January 8, 2015 at 5:18 pm

    I would go crazy without the dog door. Sometimes I tell the dog door that I love it. It’s the greatest invention EVER.

    Blueberry doesn’t like the cold or the snow – but then again, she doesn’t have those beautiful coats like your herd that are just BUILT for it! Hope the snow comes for you soon! We are enjoying our 70 degrees here.

  3. Sam on January 8, 2015 at 9:04 am

    The waiting is the terrible part! I think that’s why they keep going out to check – just in case!

    Monty and Harlow

  4. Mom 'n Ice on January 8, 2015 at 4:27 am

    Mom sez: Eleventy-seven bazillion times? Is that all? The Iceman can have us opening and closing the door at least half that many times a day, and there’s only ONE of him!

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