Monday, January 23, 2012

Enjoying Our Snow

I, Mitch, got to go adventuring with mom this morning.  She said walkies were too dangerous on the black ice roads so we stuck to our snow-covered yard. We have a bridge that leads over our brook and across to the small pond area.  It's fun over here!

 It was in the teens and the wind chill was keeping the temperature right around zero. 
This water sure looks cold!
When Mitch came home, it was my turn for a walkie. 
Just to let you know - mom did not make my coat.  Katie and Sparky's mom did.  Mom appliqued the Airedales on there but my beautiful coat was made by Miss Linda, who is Katie and Sparky's mom. 

 Mom and I checked out the water fowl.   Everybody looks happy for these super cold temps!
That crazy looking contraption is our bubbler.  It keeps the water defrosted so that the ducks, geese and swans have open water to drink and swim in and it's also for their protection just in case a fox comes to visit. 
 Even the black swans are happy!  Dad says that they stick their long necks in the snow pile and come out with it all over their faces - just like we do!

 This is leftover pizza. 
Last night, we had company and when the table was cleared, somebody placed the leftover pizza in its original box, too close to the edge of the kitchen counter. 
You know where we're going with this, right. 
I, Mr Mitch - the non-countersurfer, had the time of my life helping myself to a whole piece of pizza - all to myself! 
Maggie wasn't even in the kitchen so she had no clue that a robbery was even taking place!
 Mom forgave me.  I got a pizza bone!
 And I, Miss Maggie, have to tell you that breakfast in bed never tasted so good with pizza bits sprinkled on top of my meal!  I may have turned fussy about a lot of foods but pizza is definitely not one of them!
So until next time..............

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch


Angus said...

Snow AND Pizza !

GRAÇA said...

I am akitten who was adopted and was fortunate encough to have a monther who giver me lots of love and that gave me name Kika
As love having friends come convidalos for me going faward and if the stay in my going faward and if the stay in my goup of friends,go to encontar aluguns your friends
Fondly turrinhas miaumiau

Princess Patches said...

What great pictures! Zero degrees doesn't sound fun to be out in, but YOU, Mitchy boy, look like you are having a great time!

We're glad you enjoyed your pizza bits, Miss Maggie! Miss Linda and your mom did a GREAT job on your coat!


Gus said...

We love our coats from Sparky and Katie's mom too. They are warm and comfortable, Unfortunately ...we do not have snow here, but we are still hoping.

And yes,,,,pizza is the best.


The Black and Tans. said...

Mitch we reckon that pizza jumped into your mouth, no way would you have stolen it! Glad to see there was enough left for Maggie when she had breakfast in bed.

Molly, Taffy, Monty and Winnie.

SissySees said...

At least you got walked. Dadaw and Gretchen conspired against me - Sissy - and no walks happened Saturday OR Sunday. Dadaw said it was too cold and they'd sprayed chemical on the road, and...


Golden Woofs! SUGAR said...

Woof! Woof! can't believe the SWAN stayed. ENJOy! Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

Douglas said...

OMD Maggie and Mitch, that snow looks like SO much fun! And pizza after all that romping?! What a grrreat weekend!


Unknown said...

Ha... pawsome fun walkies thru the field and to check on the swans. That's funny they stick their heads in the snow too. Who know?
A pawfect way to end the weekend with a pizza pawtee.

A. said...

Hi Maggie and Mitch!! Honey Ham would love to come over and check out that pond of yours. She has never swam with ducks before, but I think she would like to try. That pizza looks delicious. Have a great week!

animal lover, quilt lover said...

Hi Maggie and Mitch,
Looks like Mitch had a good time out in that awful cold snow!!!
Maggie you are so spoiled with Mom bringing your meals in bed!!!! The QUEEN !!!

XXOOXX, Zoie & Fern

Ruby and Penny said...

We got pizza bone yesterday too.
Love Ruby & Penny

Frankie Furter and Ernie said...

Pizza Bones are soooooo delicious.. and such a RARE treat.

3 doxies said...

Maaaaaaan, I nevers gets pizza bones!
Dat was interesting bouts your bubbler, didn't know it was to keeps da water from freezing and stuffs.


Remington said...

Snow is awesome! We are getting some right now!

Millie and Walter said...

I think Mitch was just a bit hungry after his big walk in those frigid temps and needed a bit more sustenance. It never hurts when the silly humans put the food so close to the edge and within reach.


Homer said...

Your coat looked so chic, Maggie and yes, I miss having snow. I miss European winter.


My Dog Sam - Ruptured Disk said...

Hi Maggie and Mitch, all of our snow has been washed away by the rain. And it's still raining out. It's kind of yucky out but that's okay. The snow sure looks beautiful around your house. Pizza is great the next day.

Lois Lane/Laney said...

Mmmm! I love pizza too!
And you guys make that snow look fun! I can only stand so much of it though. :P

Maxmom said...

Lovely post, M&M! I was fascinated by your 'bubbler' in the middle of the pond. What a fabulous idea. Your white winter wonderland is so far from my own 'African' reality - so when I see posts like this, I absorb every item. Thank you. Glad you got some yummy pizza...think we'll have that for supper.
Stay warm, my buddies.

Ziggy Stardust said...

Pizza crust is another food group for me. I love it!!!! What a nice but very cold walky.

licks and sniffs Sasha

Kootenai's Summit Post said...

I want to be a pizza thief!

Bella Roxy & Macdui said...

What a score!!!Illicit pizza.

We went to the duck pond this morning and all the ducks were asleep, but the black swans were swimming around. Your birds must be tough to swim in that cold water.

XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy

Our word verification is 'boatin' We think that would be warmer than swimmin'

Corbin said...

Pizza is the best! Hope you stay warm in those freeeeeezing temps!

The Army of Four said...

Snow... beautiful water bird friends... pizza... breakfast in bed ... we are SO HAPPY for you guys! You deserve all good things!
Play bows,

Ellen said...

I'm pretty sure that pizza jumped into your mouth too! Don't cop to it Mitch! You both are just too cute for words. I love the coat too. Maybe Maggie will want to play tomorrow. You are such a good brother. Enjoy your snow and stay warm.

Wyatt said...

Love your pretty snow...what a joy.
Now about that pizza....I would have done the same thing...YUM YUM YUM!


Maggie Mae and Max said...

You gots snow AND pizza?? Your day was much more better than ours!

Woofs and Licks,
Maggie Mae and Max

Amber DaWeenie said...

That water sure looks cold. Are the ducks frozen in the water? BOL

animal lover, quilt lover said...

You know Bambi did something no other dog has ever done. When she did something wrong and I would tell her No, she would NEVER do it again ever!!! Not even years later!!!
She was so special!!!
Love you all lots, Fern

TwoSpecialWires said...

It made our hearts sing to see the two of you, the snow, the pizza and the geese and ducks and swan. It's been MUCH too long. What a great way to get back to blogging!

Jake, Fergi and OurMoma

♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥ said...

Your snow is so pretty. Mitch, we wouldn't mind at all walking around your beautiful yard. We thought it was so funny to hear that the swan stick their heads in the snow. Wish we had some here:(

Pizza - yummers - wish we had some of that too.

Maggie, your coat is so lovely, perfect for you.

Woos - Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning

KB said...

I love your pond and how you keep it ice-free in the winter. Mitch - do you mean that you don't swim in it all winter long???? I'm surprised!

Way to go with the pizza!!!! Our R is a counter-surfer wannabe. He is SO jealous. I'm glad that Maggie likes her pizza too!

Good news all around!

Two French Bulldogs said...

a snow day then breakfast in bed...nice!
Benny & Lily

STELLA and RORY from Down Under said...

Howdy Maggie and Mitch, great snow photos and we love you have a bubbler for your birds. Fab.

Well done Mitch, er we mean, oh dear, naughty boy, fancy taking pizza from off the bench. We would never dream of attempting that (hehehe). Of course we realise that you were only attempting to get some for dear Maggie. Good boy. Take care all. No worries, and love, Stella and Rory

Tweedles -- that's me said...

Hi Maggie and Mitch
Gosh Mitch- I cannot believe you stole pizza! Woweee... but it was lip smackin good - wasn't it?
I loved the walk you went on with your mom. The geese and ducks look so happy.
Maggie - I know you enjoyed that tasty pizza taste on your breakfast in bed too.
heres more healing bubbles for Maggie

bichonpawz said...

We loved your walk pics!!! You even got breakfast in bed...AND it was pizza! WOW!!! xoxo Chloe and LadyBug

The Thuglets said...

Great snow photos..we are so jealous!
Mitch we don't think many of us could have resisted that pizza if we are truthful!
Great to see some was left for Maggies breakie.
Big Nose Pokes
The Thugletsx