Tuesday, December 22, 2009


Our weatherman named our first snowstorm of the year Albert! It's how they keep track of how many snowstorms we get this winter!
Saturday, we waited FOREVER for the snow to start and naturally, it stared when it was time for us to go to bed!
That's okay! The next morning we were raring to go out and play in it!
You will not believe this but mom says that every single picture that she took was just horrible so she trashed them all and gave up on picture taking on Sunday!
But Monday was a great day! The sun was out and the temps were a wee bit warmer and all of the snow was still in place!
Dad estimates that we got about a foot of snow. It was hard to tell because it's been so windy and it blows and drifts and there are places, like where I am sitting right now, where there is none and there are other spots when the snow is up to my belly! ewwwwwww, it's cold! HAHA
We love it! Mitch and I LOVE the snow!Come on, Maggie! Let's play!
That's Jonathan, our garden horsie that stays outside all year because he's too heavy for mom to lift! The snow has covered his eyes and he can't see!
Why is he eating a pencil? YUK!Those are sure big footprints! Do you think we can walk on the ice too, mom?
Maybe I should go for a swim with Dauby! She looks pretty happy and content so the water must be nice and warm!
We hear there's another storm coming - possibly on Christmas day! Oh boy! We can't wait!

So until next time................

Love ya lots,

Maggie and Mitch


Mango said...

Uh oh, I hope not on Christmas day because my sissy is coming with my nephew Misha and I don't think I would like him spending the night.

Glad you dales are enjoying the big snow. Me? I don't really like the cold. Momma says I am moving about like a little old man. Yuh, because the dog cave is totally drafty.


Rocky Creek Scotties and Java said...

Love, love, love the new header!!

We've had fun playing in the snow now that we have paths made and don't sink in over our heads!!

Merry Christmas,
Lilly, Piper, Carrleigh and Java

Penny, Poppy & Patches said...

Your snow looks like fun to play in, but our mom prefers the bare grass! She always wishes for flurries on Christmas day, but after that, it can go away! She spent too many years living in Ohio and freezing her butt off all winter! It does help to put you in the Christmas spirit, though!

Poppy, Penny & Patches

Sue said...

Birds must have great little internal furnaces. Imagine swimming around in that cold water. We used to chop the ice off the pond and the ducks would jump right in.

parlance said...

It seems like Albert has made you very happy! That snow looks beautiful, but I have to say it looks too cold for me and Penny!

Teddy said...

We've got snow here too!! Isn't it fun?? Your swan friend must have a heated pond if he's so comfortable swimming outdoors in the winter...how lucky!! Maybe you should go for a swim :)


Petey said...

Oooohh! That swan looks like an iceberg that broke away and is floating free. As much as I like a good splash in water, I think I'll leave Dauby alone. That Jonathan fellow. however, looks like good fun. So instead of apples like my friend Harley, he eats pencils? Does he have a lead belly? I only have a few more days to play in the snow before Mom and I fly down to South Carolina where I can race along on big wide white stretches...of beach!

Your pal,


Kane said...

That sure looks like a fun snow to play in. We just have been getting a light dusting and now they are saying maybe rain. Yuck.


animal lover, quilt lover said...

Hi Maggie and Mitch,
I am so happy you got your snow.
You both look cute in that snow!!!!
I am glad we don't have snow!!
To each his own.
Wgen was Mitches birthday??
Love all of you lots, Bambi, Happy
and Fern

animal lover, quilt lover said...

When was

Mack said...

Look at all the white stuff! I just hope Dauby doesn't get too chilly!

Footheel Sock Knitter said...

You guys look really good out playing in the snow! Hope you get your Chrismas wish!

Tammy & her Teddy & Louie

Petra said...

I wish I could share your enthusiasm for the snow! I'm kind of little and can barely walk in it when we get snow. I'm glad to hear that you guys LOVE it and I wish you much snow for Christmas!

Pug(s) and Bugg said...

We barely got snow :(

pee-s I wonder if now we should try pencils? Us pugs will give anything a nibble.

Patience-please said...

You guys can keep ALL the snow and we will be happy for you!
Hope your Christmas is merry, warm, and bright.

wags from the whippets

Sierra Rose said...

Hi Maggie and Mitch!! Love your snow! Great fun right!?
Have a wonderful holiday.

Hugs and snaggle-tooth kisses,
Sierra Rose

Eric said...

Well. The pictures Mom took on Sunday are lovely Maggie and Mitch. You look super duper in your head. I love the snow too. Paws crossed you get yours on christmas day and we have snow forecast then too...wooohooo!!

Wiry love and kisses Eric xx

Two Country Poodles said...

Oh what fun! Our newspersons do not name snow storms...but it would be awsome if they did. I think we will paw them a peemail and suggest that.

Wags and Licks,
Mollie Jo & Bobo

animal lover, quilt lover said...

YES Sue it is a clematis!!!!
Thank-you for spelling it for me. My ace speller couldn't spell it and spell check didn't know what I was trying to spell, but you knew!!!!! Thaks so much!!!!
Love you lots, Fern

Martine said...

I had not idea snow storms got names too! FUN!

You two sure look comfertable out and about in the snow, looks like fun! Does your fur help repel the cold and wet?

xo martine & the kiddlets

doyle and mollie said...

fantastic photos you are soooo lucky to have all that white stuff to play in so bracing and refreshing

Baby Rocket Dog and Hootie said...

Oh don't cha just loooovvvveee the snow? We do too. Right now it's sprinkling rain on our beautiful snow so we're hoping the weatherman is right about it getting colder (again) and snow for Christmas! M&M who has on that metal collar? Does it help your momma walk you nicely? Baby uses a choke chain for nice-walksies and I,Hootie, need a gentle leader. Okay just wanted to stop by and say LOVE you guys and have a great Christmas!
XX-Hootie and BabyRocketDog

Clive said...

Great photos guys - looks like you were having a fantastic time!

We would love just a little of that snow!

take care

Niamh said...

You lucky dales to have all that great snow!! I can see that really enjoyed yourselves in it. I wish I could play in some.

Your friend,

Teddy Bear said...

I bet you were thrilled to see Albert! All that snow is so pawesome! I hope that you get more of it on Christmas day.:)

Teddy Bear

Doctor Dre said...

hi maggie & mitch!

your mom's horsie is freaking me out yo!
but your pet swan is the awesomest thing. ever. i mean that is the coolest pet in the whole world.


love from Dre

Benny and Lily said...

Should we call that white stuff Albert instead of white stuff? Anyway, you guys look like you are having so much fun. Careful of the thing with the big teeth...BOL
Benny & Lily

Stardust said...

I'm loving the white scene there, and the header picture above! And Jonathan, he's too funny.

Steer clear from the waters I'd say! Stay clear! Dauby has webs, you don't. =P

I'm envious of the white Christmas you'll be having! Merry Christmas, to your entire family!

Lorenza said...

Hi, Maggie and Mitch!
Yes, the picture of your header is beautiful!
One foot of snow?? I guess i'd be buried there!
Glad you are enjoying it!
Kisses and hugs

Khyra The Siberian Husky And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Isn't it GREAT?!?


Noah the Airedale said...

I think I'd like to spend Christmas at your place. I'M HOT.


Tweedles -- that's me said...

Maggie and Mitch
I am so happy for you that you got snow! And your mama got some beautiful pictures.
You look like you are having such fun. Can I come play with you?
Your home land is so beautiful. It looks like a winter wonderland.
We wish you and your family a Merry Christmas and fun holidays- filled with love.
we wish it for YOU

Ike said...

All of these snow posts are horrifying! How can anyone think it's fun?

happy said...

That's really nice! We love the picture on your header too!

Dennis the Vizsla said...

Hmm, it sounds like your weather man wishes he were a hurricane chaser. Anyway, we're happy you're enjoying your white stuff!

Hollie and Janie said...

I am so jealous of your beautiful snow!! It always looks like so much fun!!

The OP Pack said...

We were so envious ofyour snow last weekend. We have rain now but they keep saying snow is coming tomorrow night just in time for Christmas. We will believe it when we see it. The date squares sound so delicious. Mom says she will have to try them.

Happy Holidays to you and your family.

Woos, Phantom and Thunder