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Let It Snow! November 19, 2008

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Ack.

Seriously, though, we’ve been pretty fortunate this fall with the weather, haven’t we? We’ve had some, erm, frosty mornings, sure, but we all know it could have been so much worse. . . and really, it couldn’t have been much nicer, either. 🙂

But here it is. A week from Thanksgiving – can you believe it? 😯

And we’ve got what looks to be shaping up as our first measurable snowfall of the year. Actually, from our house, it’s pretty much the first snow that’s actually stuck to the ground. 🙄

The maintenance guy was at the office this morning when I got to work, shoveling the walkways. 😥

And I actually had to brush my car off this morning – it’s just a good thing I never put away my snow brush last spring, isn’t it? 😆

Heh. I’m a Rochester girl – we know better than to let the snow brush and ice scraper stray too far. rotfl.gif

Ah, but here’s the fun part. Taking the Big Lug for his first walk in the snow!

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A few steps across the yard (actually, just across the driveway), and . . . hey!

Wait. A. Minute.

What have we here? I’m gonna SNIFF it!

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Jarly sniffing – every couple of feet. Apparently, things just smell . . . different when they’re covered with snow, I guess. I mean, he was sniffing his regular, uh, sniffy spots, sure. But he was REALLY sniffing them, if you know what I mean. 😕

Yep. Talk about stop and smell the roses – I know he’s peed in those leaves. More than once. I’ve watched him. Pretty much daily. 🙄

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And apparently, he was still smelling the smelly smell in the afternoon, too . . . the afternoon walk was just as, erm, sniff-alicious as the morning walk. 🙄

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And then there’s the whole slip-sliding thing. 😆

While not exactly Dog Slips On Frozen Pond, watching him try to stop short on the slippery sidewalk mid-frolic, well, let’s face it, there’s not an awful lot else to laugh at at 5am, is there? 😆

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On the other hand, maybe he’ll think twice before he decides that he wants to go squirrel-chasing. 😉 Skidding to a stop would certainly make me reconsider. 😳

And you know, things just sound different in the snow, don’t they? Mr. Protective doesn’t like anyone else sharing his street in the morning. Scratch that – he doesn’t like random people walking alone in the dark when we’re walking. I guess he’s sort of the suspicious sort.

As if anyone’s going to bother a Glock-carrying middle-aged fat lady (not that they know about Baby – it’s not called “concealed carry” for nothing!) and a Big Scary Black Dog. 🙄

But you just can’t reason with some people, I guess. Or dogs. Every morning, this guy walks down the street, around the same time we’re just starting our walk. Young guy, maybe 22-ish. Wearing sweat pants and a black hoody, smoking a cigarette. Every morning, all alone.

Jarly does NOT approve of this guy. And he waits and watches until the Night Stalker is completely out of sight, no matter how long it takes.

And in the crispy fresh snow, he hears footsteps long before we see the dude. 🙄

Crunch. Crunch. Crunch. Crunch.

We’ll wait.

Crunch. Crunch. Crunch. Crunch.

We started waiting for the footsteps to make an appearance about 2 blocks before they actually did.

Crunch. Crunch. Crunch. Crunch.

Evidently fur provides enough insulation that it’s no bother to just sit down in the snow and wait. 🙄

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Was the Night Stalker here? Is he gone? What did he do? What did he want? Can’t I sniff him?

Regardless, it looks like we’re all in for an, um, interesting winter. 😉

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