Last night the snow began right at dark… pellets that remind me of fertilizer! Within minutes the snow was an inch deep and it slowly continued throughout the night. By morning 5 inches of snow lay quietly on my world. My furnace had quit on Saturday… and now, believe me, I missed it! I always seem to be cold, and having no furnace in a partially insulated drafty old house with snow outside didn’t help! Thankfully, Vernon is an early riser, and had built up the fire in the fireplace. I LOVE my fireplace! Uncle George built it a loooong time ago when he built/remodeled this house. My house is actually two old mining camp houses joined together. It is a rather amazing story, but hey, back to my fireplace… It sets out into the living room, so all the heat that warms the rocks still radiates out into the living room long after the fire is out. It is built with vents at the bottom and an opening below the mantel so cold air is sucked in at the bottom and heat escapes through the top. I’ll have to write a blog just about my fireplace and show you pictures!
We actually had a plan for today…hauling some cows to the sale barn in Worland. With this snow we weren’t in a hurry to leave, we believe in letting the roads melt off first! I decided I needed to take a sample from Lucas in order to renew his therapy dog certification. What kind of sample you ask??? Poop. Dog poop. Follow your dog around with an inside-out baggie and wait for some action. Of course, I took my camera! Don’t worry, I’m not sharing THAT picture, so get it out of your mind! I planned to take pictures of the scenery and dogs while exercising Lucas. Nothing like a good run through snow to get your bowels moving! So, I’m sharing… of course, I’m sharing, that’s what this blog is all about! Here’s the star of the show…
She’s just so cute!
I’m also gonna share a photo of Boomer. The poor little ol’ Aussie that never gets any attention because the big bad English Shepherds always steal the show. First of all in my defense, Boomer usually goes with Vernon. Second of all, this hyper psychotic dog is rarely still enough to photograph, though he snuck in on the cover of the English Shepherd calendar this year because he blended in with the black calves! (teehee) Thirdly, taking pics of black dogs is tough duty. But if you roll in the snow enough, you get these nice highlights in your black fur and I’ll take a picture of you!