Snow days!

Posted by Nate in Bruno, Day to Day.
Thursday, March 16th, 2006 at 10:21 pm

So Monday morning we woke up to find that – for once this year – the weather service got it right: we were in the middle of a true winter storm, and it was dumping massive amount of snow on us.

Left is what it looked like when Karen took Bruno for his morning walk – that dog is so lucky, he has no idea… He absolutely loves the snow, he’ll spend forever eating it, licking it, snuffling, digging, and generally running around like a crazy animal. Good times. The rest of our backyard looked like this:

Naturally we stayed home – my work closed for the day, and Karen emailed her professor to stay. It ended up being a super productive day for me, free of all the usual distractions I run into at work… Hmm. Probably a lesson in there somewhere…

The day was made infinitely better by our awesome snowblower-wielding neighbor Don – we seriously need to find a way to pay him back. Beers? A pie? Have him over for dinner? Ideas?

For Bruno’s evening walk we decided to go to a nearby park for some snowshoeing – we had about a foot of snow, and it was great for tromping around in. At left is an action shot – he just finished a thorough investigation of some snow, and then took off like a shot towards Karen.

The crazy part of the story is that the city was just finishing digging out – the streets were plowed and things were fine – and then last night it happpened again. Almost the exact same storm, only slightly less – the airport only recorded 8.6" of snow overnight. Bruno and I went snowshoeing again today, and the poor little monkey had to actually work a bit to get through the deeper snow! Awww… (by "poor little monkey" I mean big dog who loved every minute of it) He does pretty well – his feet are kind of webbed, which helps, and he’s got extra fur between his toes like a lynx , so he almost has built-in showshoes…

Speaking of "like a lynx"…

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3 Responses to “Snow days!”

  1. Rick Says:

    What fun! We just haven’t gotten much snow at all this year, down in town. Lots in the mountains. speaking of which, next Friday Mom and I are getting a cabin up Poudre Canyon and will do some snowshoeing at Cameron Pass. And it will be perfect timing for me to go out in the darkness and listen for another new owl – the boreal owl.

    It is interesting how an “off day” can be so productive. It’s like a bonus sort of. The snowshoeing and Bruno fun made it even better, I’m sure!

    For neighbor Don, I’d suggest having him over for dessert rather than dinner, it’s a bit less, and just as fun.

  2. MJ Says:

    Karen sure has been missing Bruno. Be prepared tomorrow when she comes home to have her monopolize him. It’s been wonderful having her here at this time–don’t think I can tell you just how much it has meant to me–hope she reads this so she knows, even though I have told her.

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