Pax

February 13, 2014

Three days ago, the dogs started acting weird.  Antsy.  Jumpy.  Short-tempered.  That’s when we knew the forecast was correct:  snow was coming.  And boy did it arrive!  Here in NoVa, we’ve got practically a foot of it, and sleety-rain is still coming down.  Gross.

Four mammals are snowed in…. The pups are rough-housing.  They’re annoying each other (which is annoying us).  They’re rearranging the pillows of the couch.  It’s time to put down the baked goods and warm drinks, and take them out to burn off some energy.

Thus begins the 20 minute dressing ritual.  For the dogs.

items: 8 dog booties (blue), one doodle snood (blue with whale), one hooded fleece (pink with hearts), one dog jacket (pink and brown plaid), one mj snood (white fleece with hearts)

items: 8 dog booties (blue), one doodle snood (blue with whale), one hooded fleece (pink with hearts), one dog jacket (pink and brown plaid), one mj snood (white fleece with hearts)

now, one dog at a time, please…

booties go on like pants: one leg at a time.

booties go on like pants: one leg at a time.  this is when “shake” comes in handy. (i think there’s a pun there…)

then the snood, to keep our ears warm.  he hates-- i repeat-- hates wearing his snood, so we'll see how long this lasts.

then the snood, to keep our ears warm. he hates– i repeat– hates wearing his snood, so we’ll see how long this lasts.

Next, MJ.  MJ dislikes being cold and wet, so obviously she has more of an ensemble.

three down, one to go.

three down, one to go.

fleece hoodie?  check.  jacket? check.

fleece hoodie? check. jacket? check.

Let's go, let's go!

Let’s go, let’s go!

[Insert humans pulling on boots, coats, gloves, hats, etc. with two bundled dogs circling in anticipation.]

And so, the undressing….

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Keep warm, all!  Happy Snow Day!!

The sky is falling!

December 2013

When we finally got ourselves moving this morning, we discovered the forecasts were (mostly) true and winter had finally, officially arrived!  So, we suited up for some outdoor zoomies.  Enjoy, and stay warm!