For those of you who may be new here, Ella is my lab mix, my second dog of my very own, who passed away far too young in August of 2012. Just as I am grateful for having known Lassie … Continue reading
Today we are participating in the Wordless Wednesday blog hop hosted by BlogPaws.
Last night and this morning we finally got the snow Petal and I wanted. We woke up to a beautiful winter wonderland (pictured above is our early morning view of our front yard (up to the two trees, then it’s the road and then our neighbor’s yard starts at the fence)). Normally when we first wake up we get breakfast and then we wait a few hours before we do anything active, to avoid upset tummies or bloat. But this morning was different. This morning we were excited about the snow. Too excited for breakfast. So we bundled up and ran outside. The only logical thing to do.
See the flakes in front of Petal’s face? Yup, it was snowing pretty heavily when we ran out there at 7:30 this morning.
Snow on her nose, whiskers, face and body.
“And in my eyes too!”
“Seriously. IN my eye!”
We played out there, just the two of us, for a little while before we trekked back inside for breakfast.
A few hours later, around 11 AM, we went back outside with my sister’s dog Penny and the two of them let loose.
You see how Petal’s paw is raised and Penny appears to have no head?
Yeah, don’t mess with Petal, she’ll knock your head off. 😉
They played nonstop for 30+ minutes, racing around the yard, wrestling each other, sneaking up on each other, barking at the neighbors and just having a blast.
Which made for one very happy Petal dog!
Penny outgrew her black puppy collar, so I fitted her in one of Ella’s old ones.
A bittersweet moment for me. I used one Ella hadn’t worn in a long while, just to make it easier for myself. A light blue collar with hearts that are wearing off; the collar I bought her from Target before I discovered the durable Dublin Dog collars (that saved me a boatload of money, if only I had discovered them sooner for Ella The Destroyer of Collars).
Penny is so much like Ella that I often wish I could’ve seen how Ella would’ve felt about having a mini-me around.
Would she have loved it? Or would it have annoyed her?
I miss that crazy dog.
Then all of the sudden,
she came running out of no where and body slammed me!
Thud, right against my ribs.
Good thing I’m a super strong super hero and just laughed it off, like super strong pups do.
Example number 2:
Here we are, enjoying a lovely game of chase, but why is Penny running with her mouth wide open like that?
Looks like she’s getting ready to take a bite out of something, doesn’t she?
That’s because she is.
Yes, that IS my tail in her mouth! The little piranha!
You see, Penny is jealous of my spectacular speed, but instead of simply being faster, she grabs hold of my tail to keep up.
Penny is a cheater cheater,
poopoo pumpkin eater.
But we still have fun.
He doesn’t look very impressed with the pile of snow my little sister put on his head, does he?
P.S. What do you think of our new look?
Funny enough I changed the blog’s look because I didn’t want a snowy header anymore (I couldn’t change just the header, once I got going I couldn’t stop until it was all changed, haha), I wanted a fresh look. So I revamped the place during yesterday’s snow storm.
I have good timing, I know.
Then Monday it rained.
Today it snowed.
So I bundled up and took them outside.
Despite all the layers I wore, I still nearly froze (the wind was ice cold).
But it was worth it to watch them race around the yard.
Petal and Penny played “circle around the weird box thing that’s been here way longer than any of us have!”
Petal won, as always. Penny cried, as always.
She’s still not as fast as Petal.
Okay, so Penny played fetch, Petal just ran along beside her.
Petal says it’s only fair to let Penny win at something. 😉
Now I’m ready for a nap.