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Thursday, February 3, 2011


Big surprise- it snowed in Canada! *sarcasm*

What IS different is that it was quite a wallop, we easily got close to two feet where I live (in one day), and it was all that lovely fat, fluffy snow (which I affectionately refer to as Christmas card snow).  Today is a brilliant day, the sun is shining, and it isn't too cold- perfect for using my snow shoes...or so I thought. 

My Newfoundland Dog, Mabel, followed me around the house in excitement when she saw me holding my pink snowshoes.  She loves the snow.  I layered up, and eventually stepped out the front door looking a bit like a snowman.  After strapping myself into my snowshoes at the edge of my porch, I took a step off- into the snow that is now level with it.

What I quickly found was, though beautiful, the snow was so light and fluffy, I sank right to the bottom.  I'm not a tall woman, by any stretch of the imagination (lucky if I'm 5'), so it made for an interesting trek.  My large, rather pregnant dog, was excited to join me, but she too was looking exhausted about half a mile in to our walk.  Worried that neither one of us could drag the other home, we decided to turn around. Pity, because it IS such a lovely day.

Oh well, much to do here! I've been working on a new painting in acrylics (not my usual medium), and look forward to posting it soon.

Where ever YOU are, I hope the sun is shining, too!


  1. Love your blog and your dog! My wife does pet therapy and there's a big Newfie there - gorgeous! We've got two canines, both getting on in years. I worry about the drool and hair of the Newfs, but may say what the heck (even though my preference is an Irish Wolfhound)

    Be well and enjoy the snow. Lots of it here in Edmonton too!

  2. I did not know you had a Newfoundland our BIG BLACK LAB is almost as big.So i can imagine the hair, drool,and the fun you must have.

  3. Thank you both for commenting.

    Mabel is an amazing dog. She is exactly as loving, loyal and regal as any writing on the breed would suggest. Add a liberal dose of goofy, and she is the perfect dog...at least for us.

    She is large, so hair does get a bit frustrating. She isn't really a drooly dog though (thank heavens!). Usually male Newfs drool a bit more, I think. It all depends on their parents and what their mouths are like. Of course heat and excitement do create some 'wet' conditions. Fortunately, that is not a common issue. :)