Dear Dog Diary,
Rupert here. These are east coast Dark Ages. The dog days of winter:
First snow yesterday - yay! All melted today though.
Taking my job of companion dog seriously, as I have been bred to do, I have accompanied DogMom up and down these stairs as she brought storage totes of holiday stuff up to the garage storage space.
Well, this has gone a bit too far. I am hanging out up here until she's done. Besides, one of those cool jingly sparkly round things might break loose, and I would have to chase it.
- Rupert, DogDiary.org, Annapolis, MD. With DogMom MJ Sweeney
Dear diary dog Rupert:
You are a wussie boxer dude!!! Dark Ages for west coast weiner dogs and friends:
Yep. It's what we doxie wa-wa's call "oh crap weather." "Burrow deeper undercover weather."
First snow month (yes- month!) is in the bag, with almost three feet of white! Not much has melted in a month. Another foot is on the way this weekend, with snow and ice and more "oh crap" temps. I heard it on the radio. We are worn out on snow. I thought the east coast dogs had worse weather than us westies. Whassup with that?
Here's a normal Oregon snow dog day on Hood River (aka Dog River) sandbar. Our surf dog family gets out there in it. Ok, well - maybe just on those extra "warm" winter days.... with weiner wetsuits and extra thick life vests:
Normally in Hood River (I mean Dog River,) we get a couple of weather wussie snow dog days each year. And that's it.Except up on Mt. Hood, of course. Ski central!But at our house, you go out in the morning for a pee stop in beautiful, light, shallow snow. When mom comes home from work, it's all gone for your evening pee stop - back on green grass.Wussie days leave just enough on the ground for paw prints in white stuff. Just enough to call yourself a mountain dog...I like "normal" winters. Does that mean I'm a weiner wussie?Here are my dog bros in our front yard, surfing our first big snow day after leaving Dog Beach in SoCal and moving to the Pacific Northwest. I wasn't even born yet. Snow was deep but gone in a jiffy... SUPER fun, they said:
I'll be a weather wussie weiner any day - if Snow Dog in The Sky will bring "normal" winter back to Oregon. Mom calls this winter Snowmeggadon.
It's only just begun, Rupert....