The weather here in Indiana has been so incredibly strange this season. Normally we are seeing accumulating snow by Thanksgiving but THIS season we’ve seen barely a dusting. That is, until two days ago.
With a Winter Snow Warning firmly in place we watched as the powdery white stuff covered everything – almost 10 inches overall. A sea of snowflakes. And I for one, had the pleasure of witnessing Emmie’s first interaction with it.
For those of you who are new to my blog, Emmie spent the first four years of her life in a cage. She was a breeding dog at a puppy mill in Missouri until last April when we were lucky enough to adopt her. Watching her experience things that are brand new for her is really a sight to behold.
At first she didn’t know what to think about the cold stuff, but soon enough she was checking out every snow-covered lump she could put her nose up to:
I saw quite a few cross-country skiers on the trails while we were walking. I’ve never tried that. I had a bad experience once with skis when I made a sorry attempt at water skiing one summer. Let’s just say that my legs were never meant to ‘go’ that way. Hmm…Maybe I see a new comfort zone challenge in my future. Until then, I wish someone would make snow shoes that glided across the snow, because holding onto these two dogs with equipment like that on my feet? I’d be MOVIN’!
Normally, my husband and I have a deal worked out. I walk the dogs in the summertime because I don’t mind the heat as much as he does. He returns the favor and walks them in the winter since I suffer from a chronic case of icicle-fingers (otherwise known as Raynaud’s Syndrome. You can read my riveting post on that topic here.) Lately though, he’s been working so much that I’ve had to put on several layers of clothing and a brave face and walk them myself. Want to see what a brave face looks like?
Ah well, I’m back inside where it’s warm and fuzzy and the dogs are lazily happy. It’s been a good day.
To those of you who are doing the HL Challenge with me, I hope you have had an insightful and productive week. I’ve been working on my post and my issues all week long. Emotionally speaking, it’s been pretty draining. Although I knew that revisiting my past wouldn’t be a joyride, right? I will be sharing some things that very few people know about. I’m putting my heart and soul into this challenge and hope to free myself from tons of C.R.A.P. that’s clearly not been resolved. I hope you’ll join me back here for Group Therapy Thursday tomorrow. Until then, keep warm!