Winter Returns

After a stretch of mild, spring-like weather, winter returns to our mountains for a while. Our resident Cheesewhiz was not happy about it.

Why is the ground white and the air cold? Winter returns with a vengeance.
Why is the ground white and the air cold?

Just a couple of days ago, we were enjoying walks in the park and ample sunshine. We woke up Monday morning to frigid temperatures and swirling snow. Our highs struggled to reach the low 20’s and winds roared through our fur. Cheoah decided only one place was right for her.

My lovely, comfortable couch.
My lovely, comfortable couch.

And the return of cold weather also prompted the return of something else that makes Miss Cheoah quite happy.

The fire is roaring in her fireplace.
The fire is roaring in her fireplace.

So with the return of winter for the foreseeable future, Cheoah says you know exactly where to find her.

Someone wake me when spring returns.
Someone wake me when spring returns.


  1. nicole tester on March 6, 2019 at 12:12 pm

    you go girl! ????

  2. chris on March 5, 2019 at 10:06 am

    I see the dog in the smoke pattern too. It looks like one of the sibs. How awesome is that to catch on a camera! One of the past dogs is watching over them.

    • Juno's mom on March 5, 2019 at 6:54 pm

      Exactly what I thought.

  3. Juno's mom on March 5, 2019 at 9:15 am

    She looks so cozy. 🙂 (I just noticed the face of a dog above the log in the smoke pattern. How cool!)

  4. Jean Burkhardt on March 5, 2019 at 5:41 am

    Miss Cheoah-I don’t blame you at all. I am jealous of that nice comfy couch and roaring fire! I wish I could lay down with you and we could wake up when Spring finally returns-lol I guess you wouldn’t want to share though.

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