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Monday, February 10, 2014

Gutter Ice Art and an Unsuccessful Dog Walk

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I just got back from trying to take the dogs for a walk. A pretty unsuccessful walk. Last night we got about an inch of new snow. Just enough to coat everything really well, but not enough to shovel or plow. Scrape, maybe. Neither did our road get plowed since they have a “two-inch” rule where it has to snow two inches before they bring the plows out. 

The dogs have been driving me crazy and really missing their daily walks, so today I finally relented. They have to walk on the road because getting over on the side with all that frozen snow is something even they don’t want to do. 

We barely got out of the driveway before Hailey started hopping along and holding her paws up. I turned around and promptly put her back inside the house while Bella and I went by ourselves.

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Our road, not being a very wide road to begin with, is slowing shrinking in on itself the more snow we get. Here is what the end of our cul-de-sac looks like.

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I am not getting much exercise lately. I can’t walk at Long Pond Ironworks anymore unless I want to trudge through that nasty snow. I guess I could go over to Skylands where I could walk on pavement, but the temperature is still below freezing with a biting wind. Not conducive to walking outside at all. These days I get the most exercise walking around the grocery store aisles.

Talk is now floating around that there is a potential for a major winter storm on Wednesday night through Thursday. They must be joking. Please, stop!

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Gutter Photos: Last Thursday’s ice formation and today’s formation.

Comments:

Poor “tender foot” Hailey.

We iz with ya Hailey. We doosen’t like frosty pawz!  Ouchies!
Love & bonz,
Lucy and Sookie

Your downspouts look just like mine!  Hoping that Thursday storm is mostly rain and not snow.  You might just be right on the edge of the rain/snow line.

Yikes. Maybe you should invest in a six-month gym membership, just to get on a treadmill? The gym kept me sane during my winters in New Jersey. (Downside: You have to DRIVE there!)

Poor Hailey. Funny how her paws are so sensitive while Bella doesn’t seem to mind.

Auntie Sus, I thought Frosty Paws was a treat that mom takes out of the freezer for us sometimes. Love, Hailey.

C, well ...... we are expecting 10-16 inches of snow—not rain now!

Steve, I don’t do gyms. We have thought about buying a treadmill but now with retirement hopefully looming in two years it doesn’t make sense. I don’t know why Hailey has become so sensitive to the cold on her paws. smile

Invest in a good pair of snow shoes….. you’ll use them in CO too no?  Lots of snowshoeing and xc skiing going on up at the botanical gardens these days.

Maggie, we already have snowshoes (which we brought from CO) but it’s too icy for me. I’m afraid of falling on that slick stuff and re-injuring my shoulder. I really don’t want to do that. As far as xc skiing, yikes, on this icy stuff? Talk about an accident waiting to happen! That layer of ice that we got really killed it.

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