Wow! If you have never done it you just must try it – you can run in it, jump in it, roll in it, slide in it, bury your head in it, and you can eat it, it is amazing.
I woke my bearded one up this morning for his walk and when he opened the door to the outside from my long kennel, I could not believe it. (See photo) There it all was, white almost up to my elbows in places, I love it! I have seen this stuff before but I had forgotten how much fun it is. My bearded one was not quite so excited but I couldn’t help running backwards and forwards all over the place. I love the effect of the snow flying all around me as I run and then I roll over and run again and I nearly had a collision with two rather alarmed and not very pleased to see me swans. (See picture).
When I got back to my long kennel it was nice and warm by the fire and I was helped into my bath robe for a short while. Then I went to sleep. Clearly it is not cruising weather and so we buttoned down the hatches. My bearded one kept the fire loaded. The weather remained cold outside with little prospect of a thaw. Time for them to catch up with some reading and small jobs I heard them say but I noticed a bit of sleeping going on like me. It was bitterly cold when it was time for his afternoon walk and so, as my long haired one had looked after us all day, my bearded one volunteered to join me out for my evening walk. I enjoyed it as always, the cold does not worry me and I do so enjoy the snow. I met a lively little friend from the Spaniel tribe he was very curious about the snow but he was quite small. He is the brother of Poppy who lives in the long kennel next door to us. Poppy’s grown – ups are very nice but I find her a bit excitable – she is only a puppy about three dog years old she was born on the last Remembrance Sunday. That is why she is called Poppy.
Love Douglas x