Saturday, February 9, 2013

So we got some snow.......

Hi Everyone!
I am sure you have all heard that we had a heck of a snowstorm yesterday. We were very fortunate that we did not ever lose power, so we were nice and warm and safe. Mom put most of the team in the basement last night...except for Jasmine...she got to have a special place on the porch!

Today, Mom and Auntie Kat went out to start digging out.  The main thing was to get the kennel open so we could get the dogs back outside.  There has been a lot of drifing as you can see...drifts up the side of mom's truck as high as the dog boxes.

 Here is a picture of Mom and Jasmine.  You can see how high the snow is!
 This is Sugar, looking happy to be back outside.  She is already opening up her space by running around.  She even sat up on barrel!
 Mom got a really good picture of Lilly! Mom was watching her play in the snow and wished she could have gotten a pic of her with the silly look on her face that she had after she snootered around in the snow!
Another shot of our truck with the drifts.  Mom called the plow guy and he can't come until tomorrow and said the he will have to use a snow blower because there is too much snow to plow and there is nowhere to put it!  Mom is hoping she won't have to use the roof rake (or ask one of the neighbor's sons to do it!) , but we DO have one!   Mom will be taking more pictures tomorrow and I will try to share them. 
  Also...I am SOOO late, but Pippa, my darling! Happy Belated Birthday!!!  And  an early Happy Valentine's Day my Love!
  Hope everyone who got snow has stayed safe. Don't let your humans shovel too much. Make sure they take breaks. 

From snowed in Connecticut,



Bowser, we didn't know you guys wanted a White February. We sure bet you had a lot of fun in the snow.

Essex & Sherman

NAK and The Residents of The Khottage Now With KhattleDog! said...

Please snoof some fur me!

Khyra The Snowless Siberian In SCPA

Kari in Alaska said...

Im sure you guys will enjoy that snow

Stop on by for a visit

roughseasinthemed said...

Useless me. Didn't even see that lovely Valentine message you sent. Thank you so much. But I see you have blogged even less than me - if that's possible.

Dearest Skye, love you lots

Pippa xxxxx

World of Animals, Inc said...

That sure is some snowfall you got there. If it covers the car all the way, you are going to hanging at home for a while. Have a fun time in the snow. Thanks for sharing.
World of Animals

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