Monday, December 03, 2007

Oh, the weather outside is frightful

And we don't have a fireplace, so I my delightfuls are fricken' freezing LOL. We had snow, then rain, then sleet, and now the wind is so cold and bitter it takes your breath away. Don't get me wrong, I generally like winter and don't mind cold weather as a rule. But some times, it just cuts through me like a knife and I spend a few days freezing and grumbling. Ruby, however, and found a renewed interest in being outside. The dog who normally has to be coaxed onto the grass when it is wet has been snurfling around the yard at her own pace, even in the rain and blowing snow. DH asked how come she seems to like the cold weather so much. My answer? Being a walrus, she is insulated against the cold, and probably feels comfortable the most when it is cold and snowy ROFL. She also likes to do things like chase snowflakes and bark at things blowing by in the wind, and dig in the wet leaves (before peeing on them, of course). When there is snow on the ground, she runs around in wild circles, and will chase and bite at the clumps kicked up by her own feet. Give her an immaculately smooth field of new white snow, and she will have trampled every inch of it in a matter of minutes. What doesn't have a paw print will have snurfle marks, or butt prints. DD as well can spend hours in the snow. Well, at least as long as I can keep her in supply of dry mittens and gloves. Dh complains at the items that rain down on his head whenever he touches the closet shelf. But she can run through those in a day here. Our snow tends to be of the wet variety. And we only get a few good days of "playing" snow so you have to take it when you can get it. Christmas has finally arrived here. Yes, I know, already LOL. Our tree is up and decorated, the lights are up outside. I still have the rest of the house decorations to go. I hope to finish those tonight. Maybe we will bake a small batch of sugar type cookies so the house will smell nice too. But for now? I need to take a nap with the christmas tree on. My favourite thing. I think I must be part cat.