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The brave snow dogs

Posted by laurie on January 28, 2011

I think this has “January 2012” written all over it, do you agree? I had a lovely day yesterday. I hung around the house, finished a book, took a nap, went outside with the boys, did my Saturday grocery shopping. It amazes me how the roads can be clear and dry just hours after the snow ends. I know that is not the case everywhere and I can’t imagine what this is costing our poor town (pun intended). But I admit it – I love the snow! It’s a winter wonderland!

29 Responses to “The brave snow dogs”

  1. Susan in DE said

    I love it! I haven’t even turned the page to February 2011 yet, and we already have next January’s picture. :-> Those two boys are so cute!

    • Martha M said

      Putting my beloved Shiloh to sleep this morning. She’s so sick and nothing is helping. My daughter came home from college and she and my husband and I will all be there. My heart is breaking.

      • Bobbie (Casey & Dexter's mom) said

        Martha, I’m so sorry about dear Shiloh my heart aches for you and your family.

      • Karen S. said

        I am so sorry Martha. I know what you are feeling as I recently lost my Rowdy. Shiloh is in a better place now, with everlasting peace and no suffering.

      • Kramer and Gandolf's mom said

        Martha, I am so very sorry about Shiloh. I know how absolutely heartbreaking that is, and how deeply it hurts. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Take comfort in knowing you gave dear Shiloh a wonderful life. She is resting now peacefully, with no more suffering. If you’d like, there’s a beautiful poem you can find online called The Rainbow Bridge that may bring you some comfort.

      • Luana, Cody, and Henry said

        I am so sorry, Martha, to hear about Shiloh. Having had to let my dear Benny go a little over a year ago, I know how painful this decision is for you and your family. But it sounds like you made the right decision for Shiloh. As Karen said, she is in a better place now. My sympathy to you and yours.

      • Carol said

        Martha, I’m sorry to hear about Shiloh. It is a heartbreaking. Always remember that Shiloh was blessed to have you and your family, just as you were blessed to have Shiloh in your life.

      • Harper said

        Martha, we’re so sorry to hear about Shiloh; I wept when I read the news (as I do whenever we lose one of the DD family).

        Know that there are many of us out here thinking of you and your family.

        The Lash Clan

      • Peggy said

        Martha, I feel so for you and your family. You had the courage to give Shiloh eternal rest, and freedom from suffering. It’s a devastating loss.


      • Spunky's Mom said

        Martha, just read the news and my heart is aching for your and your family. So very sorry.

      • Nancy J said

        The Johnson pack is sending their most sincere sympathies to you and your family. Yes, we all feel your loss. 4 times we’ve had to say good-bye to a pup and it hurts so bad. I can only say that it makes me appreciate each and every day with my crew, while I have them.
        Frank, Nancy, Saleen, Sophie, Sugar, Dexter, Shelby2, and Scottie

      • Patty in San Jose said

        Dear Martha and family – I just read your news and my heart sank. Losing a beloved pup is so hard and only time and family can help the heart heal. My most sincere sympathies go out to you and you, your family and Shiloh are in my prayers.

      • Susan in DE said

        Martha and Family, I was so saddened to hear about sweet little Shiloh. :-< You did the best you could for her, please know that we're all here for you and we know how hard it is (It's hard on us, too, to lose any member of the extended DD family!).

        Susan, Rob, Josie & Jordan

      • Rebecca said

        Dear Martha and Family –

        I am so sorry about Shiloh. Making the decision to let a beloved hound go is so very hard, but best for them. I know your heart is broken, but in time, you will be able to think about Shiloh and smile.

        Becky and Art
        Belle, Roscoe, Snoopy II, Pete, Penny, Ginger and Heidi

      • ChristyACB said

        I’m sooooooo sorry about Shiloh and the terrible loss you must be feeling right now. It is the hardest spot in the world to be in and there’s just no escaping it, is there? Your Shiloh is now out of pain and with no more uncertainty. With you there Shiloh had the comfort of shared past happiness and remembered security and safety to help her on her way.

        Christy, Boscoe and Gigi

  2. Luana, Cody, and Henry said

    I agree! Calendar quality shot, for sure! Snow days can be so much fun.

  3. Karen S. said

    Great photo. I love the snow too, but I’m running out of places to shovel it. Thursday’s blizzard alone was 18 inches.

  4. Steve said

    That is definitely a beagle “Kodak moment”…

  5. Lynne said

    I agree. A great picture of beagles having fun in the snow!!! I can’t say I love snow though.

  6. Patty in San Jose said

    Such a cute photo! I love that Stan’s tongue is slightly sticking out. I wish I could stay home for a snow day but that will never happen here in San Jose. I’m glad you had a restful and fun day.

    • Cathy, Gomez & Lily said

      Hi Patty, I’m in San Jose too. Maybe we could have a dense fog followed by bright sunshine day. I can’t see the house across the street!

      I’ve been remembering our trip to the snow with my two knuckleheads. Not surprisingly, they were amazed by the whole snow concept and weren’t really crazy about it. Stan and Sherm are truly the brave snow dogs!

  7. Patty in San Jose said

    Hi Kathy! Whoa, was the fog thick driving to work this morning! I couldn’t see a thing. When my beagle girl was around she hated water and would jump over puddles rather than get her feet wet. I never got to take her to snow but I’m betting she would have hated that too!

  8. Carol said

    If there wasn’t a path shoveled, all we’d see would be the tips of their tails and the tops of their heads! Do Sherm and Stan ever go ‘off-trail’?

  9. Anne said

    I love beagles in the snow and yes I do like snow too. Great photos!

  10. Luana, Cody, and Henry said

    On a completely different note: We will be getting new furniture soon (hopefully, two sofas and a living room chair or two). Our most recent sofas were badly mauled by our cats’ claws and Cody’s compulsive chewing. We’re considering a Scat Mat, but have never tried one, so plan on buying one to see how it works on our old sofas before getting the new stuff. Has anyone out there had experience with Scat Mats or anything else that has proven effective in keeping dogs (and cats) away from furniture? We’ve already tried stuff like Bitter Apple, which does not work. (Cody actually licked it off and seemed to enjoy it!) Any suggestions would be welcome – thanks!

    • Harper said

      Luana, Cody & Henry,

      I’ll be interested to hear the answers. Shotzy the GS puppy is definitely teething and as yet, has not started eating the furniture (except the old leather chair in the dogs room); though she has chewed the rugs in the hallway, hidden under our bed and chewed the protective cover on the underneath of the boxspring, eaten a hole in the drape in the dogs room, and completely obliterated toys & balls…not to mention dragging sticks and actual logs into the house to chew on…
      She has even broken one of my clay pots for veggies on the patio and carried around the pieces… she’s scared me with her fascination of glass bottles, rocks, clay pots, and metal items…. thank goodness I have found them all and all were intact (well, except the broken pot, which I did locate all the pieces). I thank goodness though, that the Lab and the Beagle have asserted their alpha-ness over her; yes, our little 13-inch beagle girl (think Clayton) has put the German Shepard (think 2.5 times the beagle’s size) to the wall and made her submit… I have a LOT of training to do.

      • Susan in DE said

        Funny about the little beagle asserting her alpha-ness over the GS puppy 2.5 times her size. :-> Amazing how the majority of GSs I’ve met are actually big ol’ softies. The one we had as kids growing up had flunked out of police dog training because she refused to bite. Definitely made her a very good dog around kids!

      • Harper said

        Yeah, I love the fact that our Beagle will hold her own against the GS, and yes, Shotzy the GS has proven to have a super soft heart; when confronted by the Beagle or Lab, she just crawls around them begging for love & attention (it’s kind of sad to see, as I wish the 3 could all get along all the time and play together).
        I suspect that Shotzy will only become assertive when she knows she needs to defend us from really bad people.

  11. Angela said

    That is a perfect January 2012 picture! Martha, so sorry for your loss of your Shiloh. She was a beautiful girl. Peace, prayers, and blessings for you!

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