Saturday, March 08, 2008

Life as a Country Dog

We've survived our first week as country dogs! We must say, it has been an interesting week. Once we got settled in, we figured it would be like every other time we have come to the country but, on Monday, Mom got up and left all day! We weren't sure what to think of that so we slept. There were some strange noises during the day, so we barked at them. We didn't want anything bad to happen while we were guarding the house. Mom got home safely that night and we got fed so we were okay with how things turned out.

The next day, Mom got up and left all day again! We thought she might stay home because it was raining. She must have looked like a drowned rat when she got to work because she forgot to bring her raincoat. She had to hold an umbrella while she unlocked and locked the two gates she goes through to get to the public road. We were glad to be snug in a dry house!

When Mom got home that night ... it was FREEZING outside! She made us go outside for awhile and we decided it was only the 40(F)s and that was pretty nice for running and barking and barking and running. For some reason, Mom wasn't too excited about standing outside with us. Then she got smart and put on one of the coats that Grandma and Grandpaw have around here.

The next day Mom left AGAIN! We have come to accept that she is selfish and runs off to do fun things without us. She has been coming home with new smells on her. We have been sniffing a lot to get clues but we don't have enough information yet. We did see that she stopped by a store and got a rain-jacket. That was a smart idea because the next morning was nice but it was raining by mid-day. She got good use out of her rain-jacket when she came home and had to come through the gates again.

On Friday we woke up to this ...






Now we know some of you are laughing that we even took pictures of so little snow on the ground but ... it was up to our knees! We have never seen snow so we had to ask Mom about it. We told her it was too cold for us but she didn't do anything about it. There aren't any pictures of us in the snow because we weren't interesting in spending too much time in it.

We have decided huskies are a little bit crazy since they like this stuff ...

Oh yeah, one more thing ... there is something in the distance which we can hear but not see or smell. Mom calls it a train. It comes by all of the time and whistles at us. Mom says we don't need to worry because the train can only go where the tracks are and we are 3 or 4 miles from the track. She said she would measure it for us if we were really worried about it. Do you think we need to get a measurement?

10 comments:

MONA AND THE MOMMY! said...

Oh my friends,

I've never seen snow before either. I'm glad it didn't snow that much cause you are so close to the ground and would disappear in the snow.

It has been cold here the last few days asn it's gonna be cold tonight today.

Me and the Mommy are going to stay home all day after she gets back from church. She went to a late lunch with some friends but that's Ok cause she brought me a lamb shank bone but said I can't have
it until tomorrow so i can have something to look forward to.

How did you guys like the Health Desserts? I love them.

Gotta go & check some more bloggies. Tell your Mommy hello from the Mommy....love ya lots & lots....Mona

Lorenza said...

Hi, friends!
Glad to hear that you are getting used to your new place and routines!
I am not so sure about the snow either!
I hope you have a great weekend!
Kisses and hugs
Lorenza

Ness said...

Oh my yes, the SNOW! We've seen more of it since we moved to Illinois last year than the WHOLE time we were in Virginia! And WE HATE IT!

We have a Metro train that runs behind our apartment building a ways back and our Mom said we were safe, too, so I would believe your mom and not worry about getting measurements. You gotta remember that if you were in any danger, SHE would be in danger and HOOMANS don't like to be in danger. Our mom had the NERVE to leave us with our hooman sisters and their dachsies for the last 3 days and they also had a BIG BLACK DOG they called a labrador and it fell in love with Macon and Macon didn't like it at all! Mom picked us up this morning and we traveled back to our home and trying to talk our mom into some recliner snuggle time but she says she has to catch up with her blog friends. What are we-chopped liver?

Pouting in Illinois with love and hugs,
Shania and Macon

Joe Stains said...

That snow is chilling me to my bones, stay warm guys!!!!!!!

Pacco de Mongrel said...

snowing must be a great experience for u guys

Lady Kaos said...

Snow is fun, but I'm ready for some nice spring sunbathing on the back porch. I wouldn't worry about the train. I can hear it from my house and it's about a mile from my house. mom explained to me that it can't go anywhere without a special road made for it.
Kaos

Peanut said...

Hmm do you trust your mom? If so then don't worry about measuring it. Sounds like you are settling in nicely out there.

BenTheRotti said...

aaawww I don't think you need to worry about the train, 3-4 miles is a long long way for your little legs and since it can't come off it's tracks I think the only way you would meet is if you went to it.

Ah snow!! I must be a little crazy because i like the snow, give me snow over wind and rain any day of the week. Problem is it never snows much here.. well not real snow anyway.. more like a slushy puddle that disappears before you have had time to have fun in it :(

Glad to hear you are settling in nicely.

Love, licks and tail wags,

Ben xxxxx

Franny said...

That is a lot of snow! I've never played in snow but I'm sure I wouldn't like it at all. I'm glad to hear that you're guarding the house for your mommy so she will be safe when she comes home. At least you can all get your beauty rest when you mommy is away!

-Franny

Chloe said...

Snow's not too bad, once you get used to it. It tastes pretty good and if you run real fast you can slide around in it.

I have a train close to me as well. It freaked me out at first, but now I've gotten used to it. It hasn't come any closer yet!