Outside Games

Yesterday was a perfect day for some outside games. Well, perfect if you are a Siberian Husky because our rain became something much better.

Well, that weather looks much better.
Well, that weather looks much better.

Our forecast for yesterday was a steady, cold rain switching over to snow in the evening and accumulating 2-3 inches. But, as Mother Nature loves to do in our mountains, the switch over occurred hours earlier – mid-morning rather than evening.

Roscoe and Landon say this is much better than rain.
Roscoe and Landon say this is much better than rain.

When it first started coming down, we weren’t sure it was going to do much. So we had to keep going outside over and over and over to check (Hu-Dad was so happy about that).

Getting better.
Getting better.

By early afternoon, our forecasts had been updated to see we could get “up to 8 inches” and some brisk breezes (40-50 mph wind gusts). That’s a revision most of us like.

Except for those of us with shorter legs.
Except for those of us with shorter legs.

P.S. – We are wishing a very Happy 13th birthday to our red-headed girl, Miss Cheoah (aka the Cheesewhiz).


  1. tammy j on December 23, 2018 at 3:49 am

    happy birthday beloved Cheese Whiz! enjoy that fresh snow and then the cozy fireplace! life is good.
    and dearest Jane. . . my Zeke was not a sibe. but I lost him to cancer and so I felt the tears of understanding.
    bless you my darling bean. bless you real good. xo

  2. Laura Yager on December 22, 2018 at 10:45 pm

    Jane I’m so sorry for the loss of your boy. Unfortunately most of us know all too well what you’re going through. Be comforted knowing he was loved, and knew that as he ran for the bridge. And, Me. Cheoh happy lucky 13! May your little brothers’ show you the respect and reverence that you deserve. Glad you got snow to slide on! Glide on you beautiful redhead!????????????????

  3. Lisa, Sitka’s mom on December 22, 2018 at 8:23 pm

    Happy birthday Cheesewiz!!! May you have many more ????

  4. BJ Mills on December 22, 2018 at 6:38 pm

    Happy Birthday Ms Cheoah!! Enjoy your couch and fireplace!! Many ear scratches, snow slides and treats!!

  5. DJ, Cierra and Maggie on December 22, 2018 at 1:38 pm

    Happy Happy Birthday Cheoah aka Cheesewhiz! You remind me so much of my Cierra. She too has short legs loves her fireplace nowadays. She turned 13 in September. Anyway….hope your brothers treat you like a queen today and you get lots of yummy treats and ear scratches!❤????????????

  6. Lori & Izzy Belle Bear on December 22, 2018 at 12:32 pm

    Awwwww! Happy Birthday Cheoah! I hope you can enjoy your birthday on your comfy leather couch in front of a toasty, warm fire!

  7. Jeanee T on December 22, 2018 at 10:08 am

    A very Happy Birthday to Miss Cheesewhiz. I hope you get lots of treats, scratches, and a relaxing day by the fire. Sending big hugs.

  8. Pat and Rebel on December 22, 2018 at 8:38 am

    Happy Birthday to the beautiful red-head Miss Cheoah. Wishing you many more snow days and days by the fire.

  9. Debbie on December 22, 2018 at 8:16 am

    Enjoy your snow hope it lasts a few days. Happy Birthday to the Lady of the Herd, Redheads rock and it is your day.

  10. Jane on December 22, 2018 at 7:15 am

    Happy Birthday baby girl. Have a fantastic day. Keep her close Hu-Dad. You never know when you’re gonna loose them. I lost my beautiful boy yesterday. He had bone cancer. It was horrible to even watch him get worse a little. He never stopped eating or trying to play. He just seem a little tired. He had it in his right leg so he couldn’t walk on it because the cancer shattered his knee. He is gone, but will never be forgotten. Hugs and kisses to the herd.

    • The Thundering Herd on December 22, 2018 at 7:17 am

      We are so sorry for your loss and know that we are all thinking of you. We keep a candle in the window to light the journey to the rainbow bridge for our lost friends and it will lit in his honor.

    • BJ Mills on December 22, 2018 at 6:56 pm

      So so sorry for your loss. He will go north of Rainbow Bridge to join all the huskies to play in the snow. A candle will be lit and placed in my window in his honor to light the way.

    • BJ Mills on December 22, 2018 at 7:09 pm

      So so sorry for your loss. He will find his way north of rainbow bridge, join all the other huskies. There with his leg now perfect, he will run thru the snow stopping to send you ”angel kisses” at times. He is forever in your heart.

  11. Terry (+Rory) on December 22, 2018 at 7:03 am

    Lucky huskies…we only got rain,rain and more RAIN☔
    They ALL look so adorable^..^ in the snow❄❄❄

  12. Jean Burkhardt on December 22, 2018 at 5:27 am

    Miss Cheoah -Maybe you can do some of those famous snow slides while you are out there! Or watch your silly brothers do what they do best!!!!

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