December 19, 2011

White Dog hopped up on the bed after a predawn "necessary" trip outside. I reached to pet her in my half-sleep; she was frosty to the touch and wet. I opened an eye. "I think there has been some mistake," she said as she stretched out to fully dry herself on the comforter. "We have the weather that Khyra or Remington ordered!"I was too warm and comfy under the blankets to confirm but I could hear the rain then sleet then silence against the window as the falling water changed states from rain to hail to snow and back again.

As the household began to waken and the White Dog Army make it trek out of the dog door, it became obvious that it was cold and some kind of wet. "Thanks, Nuka," I grumbled as she stood next to my side of the bed and shook her coat dry.

And so it was all day. Grey like my memories of Chicago winters. Damp that made you cold to the bone (not normal for life here in the desert). And crazy flickering wetness that changed from one form and intensity to another in just matters of minutes.

The WDA spent much time napping because it was an ideal activity for such a day. Those times that required a trip outside was like watching school girls standing outside of the twirling ropes waiting to jump in for "double dutch." The pups stood watching and when the falling water slowed down, they dashed out, did what was needed and hurried back in.

No one has shown much interest in an evening walk preferring the idea of curling up in the warm kitchen and guarding the baking almond pound cake which sends delicious pleas for protection throughout the house. Steve seems very contented next to the home fires as well.

The WDA heard on the news that our little winter storm will be heading back in the proper direction (East) tomorrow where big snow and subzero temperatures are expected. We know our friends that way will be thrilled at the chance to frolic and romp in the cold white stuff. We gladly send this weather forward and hope (for those of you so inclined) that your Christmas is white.

A reminder: The White Dog Army wants our community to be thinking of where each of you might spread a bit of Christmas magic. Siku Marie's (The White Dog) seventh birthday is December 22nd, this Thursday. To celebrate, her brothers and sisters will randomly draw seven lucky winners from the comments left on her day. Each winner have the opportunity to choose a charity recipient of a special prize...and White Dog will have the thrill of her favorite kind of bash, a Pay It Forward Party.


Teddy Bear said...

We heard that you were expected to receive 16 inches of snow. How pawesome! We hope it spreads to the rest of the country soon.:)

Teddy Bear & Sierra

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

Well, we too would love to see some of that white stuff, but all we have is lots and lots of rain. Mom is tired of the muddy and wet paws. All the snow is west of us:( Mother Nature is just so confused.

Happy early Birthday to Siku Marie.

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning

Amber DaWeenie said...

Yep, Mother Nature is very confused. It be goin' into da 80's here today. Santa Paws will need sunscreen and a/c for da sleigh dis year.

Suka said...

hey White Dog Army,

I think I got the tail end of your storm. I had a lot of rain but no snow. :-< Bummers. I will send you the sun if you send me the snow!

Siku Marie, what an amazing gift you are giving on your birthday! Seven charities to celebrate your seventh amazing year of life! You have such a huge, beautiful heart!


Bailey Be Good! said...

Oh my goshies! That's a lot of snow. I would LOVE to play in it!

Woofs & hugs, <3

~Bailey (Yep, I'm a girl!)

The Thundering Herd said...

Yes, you have our weather. We have YET to get some real snow - much later than the hu-dad can remember it every waiting.

Cappy the Eskie said...

We have never seen snow and would probably enjoy playing in it.

Mom, who always sees the glass half full, actually enjoys gloomy weather. She says that the house looks cleaner when there’s no sun shining in to reveal the dusty floors just begging to be vacuumed.

Remington said...

WOWZERS! A birthday on the Winter Solstice that is cool! We don't have ANY snow!

Ginger Jasper said...

That is a lot of the white stuff. Please stay warm and safe. What a lovely thing you do for your birthday Siku/ I will be there for sure.. Hugs GJ xx

Tweedles -- that's me said...

oh my gosh.
I bet you had HUGE snowflakes hanging from your fur!

ForPetsSake said...

How I long for snow! And a few fireside days to enjoy them. I miss evergreens and deer, snowflakes and hot cocoa. Oh well...We have had rain, too, like a ton of others. We need it, but it's nowhere nearly as fun as snow!

Kari in Vegas said...

Brrrrr its been cold here too

Stop on by for a visit

Sagira said...

Sounds like a great day to just stay in and stay snuggled up.