Monday, January 21, 2019

Bitter Cold

We lost our electricity yesterday for 3 hours.  By 5:30 pm it was back on and mom and I were doing happy dances but not long after the dancing stopped, mom and I both had fingers and paws crossed tightly that we wouldn't lose it again.  So far - so good.    It's minus 3 degrees F here with minus 15 and minus 20 degree wind chills.   brrrrrrrrrr

When the sun appeared, mom couldn't wait to go outside and take pictures of all of the ice covered EVERYTHING!
This is the first time she's wearing her Stabilicers and she couldn't wait to see if she slipped on the ice.  BTW, she is not wearing winter shoes.   The Stabilicers run small and she should have bought the size larger for her winter shoes. 
 The pictures don't do it justice but it looks like a crystal palace with the sun shining through the ice covered branches.    It's just beautiful! 
She happened to spot a man walking his Golden Retriever and all mom could do was stand there with her mouth open.   She couldn't believe what she was seeing.   She wouldn't even consider taking me out on the road today.   Not only is it too cold but there is a safety factor with traffic and slick roads and downed trees.   Hopefully, the dog had boots on.   He wasn't wearing a coat.
 The wind has been fierce and the bark on this tree is covered in shiny ice.    The branches on the tree right outside our kitchen window are ice covered and they are scraping the aluminum siding on the house and every time the wind blows, it sounds like someone scraping their fingernails on a blackboard☺
 This is the first time she's been in the front yard since the storm.

 On a scale of one to ten, how did she like the Stabilicers?   She gives them a TEN!   She never slipped once and she was walking on ice covered driveway and ice crusted snow.   But she still took me out through the garage and out the back door.   She knew that I would slip on the stairs and we can't have that.  
 No walkies for me today but I will be playing with my interactive toys~
And gnawing on my stuffed bone~
Stay warm and safe everybuddy!

Love ya lots♥


Zoolatry said...

Brrr. Bad here, too ... but not AS BAD as where you are. Your
shoe "thingies" are cool (no pun intended).

easyweimaraner said...

it seems da snow queen and frosty da snowman rule over your area.... please be careful and we hope the power is with you all the time...

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari Om
somehow I think of metal on ice as being an invitation to skating... so I am glad to read the repawt that the opposite was true! It does look beautifurs which all is white - but I am glad you have something to occupy you, Molly, because all the beauty can become a pain after a while! Hugs and wags, YAM-aunty xxx

C.L.W.STEP said...

We know exactly what the trees sound like when they're covered with ice. It's an ominous sound indeed! Good thing you got your power back.

We have some bitter cold today, but at l east the sun is out.

Bella Roxy & Macdui said...

Glad your mum can safely take YOU for walks...BOL! Keep warm, that's no kind of temperature to be losing electricity.

The Gang at LLB said...

BBBRRRRRRR...We can't even imagine how cold that must be...we are glad you and your Mama are staying safe and warm!
Rosy, Jakey & Arty

My GBGV Life said...

We don't like the ice part, but we are out walking in below zero weather and we all love it. Up to about -10 we are happy to continue with our hour morning walks, but we do wear boots to keep our paws safe, no coats, and Mom has her Icebugs. Ice is so dangerous, but pretty.

Kinley Westie said...

OMD, dat are COLD!

Amber DaWeenie said...

Oh Molly... I'm so sorry you have all that ice at your house. I wish I could send you some of my warmer weather. But your Mom looks well prepared. Do they make those things in your size too? :)

Keep warm!

♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥ said...

Whew, we are glad you lost power for a short time, but we bet it felt cold even with only three hours. Those stabilizers worked well for your Mom - we are glad she has something like that too. Ice storms make everything look pretty but they bring so many hazards with them too. Hope it warms up there (and here, it is still chilly for Mom).

Woos - Lightning, Misty, and Timber

Millie and Walter said...

We're glad you got your electricity back so quickly. Around here we didn't get ice but we sure got snow!

Astro & Mitzie said...

All the snow is very pretty to look at.
We are glad your power was only out for a few hours!
Please be careful on the ice, my mom fell last year.

♥ Astro and Mitzie

Ruby's Rescued Life said...

It's cold here, too, and Ruby is not amused. She doesn't care for the snow or the cold. Lovely photos. I love how the snow and ice look on the trees and branches! Stay warm!

M. K. Clinton said...

Oh my gosh! That is incredible! The ice and snow is beautiful but definitely dangerous. I honestly cannot imagine it being that cold. BRRRRRR!

Ruby said...

Oh, I am so glads your power came back on! That is not funs at all! I am all for snow, butts Ice is another matter all togethers! Yay for the stabilizers!
I don't knows how you live in snow country without them.
Stay warm gurls! If you wants to come here for the week, it's actually gonna gets to 70 by Friday! we can have tunnel zoomies!
Ruby ♥

Idaho PugRanch said...

OMD! Glad you were not without power for any longer in that cold!
Hazel & Mabel

KB said...

That is absolutely crystaline gorgeous! Wow. I hope that you can get outside today - and I'm so glad about the stablicers!!!

The Army of Four said...

It does look pretty - but we know how scary ice is!
Our mom thought the stabilicers were very interesting!
Be careful out there!

Sue said...

Mom told us about the time when we were tiny puppies and there was an ice storm. The power was out for twelve days and Mom moved us to a pen in front of the fireplace to keep us warm.

Susie said...

We have the same things for our boots and they are great. We live on a hill and have a few hills surrounding us so if we go out they are so useful. Don't blame you for not going out except for the necessary, Treacle was in our garden and slipped on the tinest bit of ice on one of our steps, only she could find that!!! I soon got rid of it! Stay warm Hugs, Susie & Treacle xx

jank1961 said...

Well, no wonder you knew what I was talking about in my post, you had the same weather as us (we are closer than I realized)! We lost our power for a few hours as well, but for us it was overnight so we hardly even noticed (plus we have a generator).
Jan, Wag 'n Woof Pets