When my bipeds first talked about snow I had no idea what it was. Pippin, the cat who is a couple of years older than me, told me that it’s nasty stuff and it’s best to wait indoors until it goes away again. Mulberry, the other cat, had never seen snow either.
Then one morning when we opened the back door everything was white. Pippin didn’t even come across the room to look, he put his ears back to signal his disapproval and went to sit by the fire. Mulberry took a few steps in the snow and he jumped about a little bit. Then he decided it was cold and he went back to join Pippin.
Then my bipeds went outside with me. It was all very strange, my feet were sinking into it. It was lovely and cold – very refreshing! I bounced all around the garden and my bipeds laughed. I love to hear them laugh, so I bounced some more.
They made some balls out of the snow and threw them. When I went to pick them up, they fell apart in my mouth! I discovered I could eat the snow. So I ran about, scooping up snow to eat as I went, and they laughed even louder. This made me so happy that I rolled over to ask for a tummy rub, but it felt so lovely that I just kept rolling about.
It wasn’t long before my bipeds said that it was time for breakfast and I realised I had quite an appetite. They took off their coats by the back door and rubbed me down with a towel. Then we went in and I had my breakfast. I had a quick nap after my breakfast before we went for a walk.
Everywhere was white and it was still very exciting. We had quite a long walk and I had a lovely time in the snow. When we arrived home they started to rub me down again and found that the lovely long hair on my legs had lumps of ice stuck in it. I’d turned into a walking snowdog! When they tried to pull the ice off, it pulled my hair.
They put a big towel down and told me to settle down on the towel to thaw out. The thawing ice didn’t worry me at all, but it seemed they didn’t want it everywhere. The cats came to see why I was on the towel and looked absolutely horrified by the ice! But I didn’t mind, I’d had a great time. After half an hour or so a lot of the ice had gone and my bipeds fetched another towel and dried my legs. Sometimes since they’ve used a hair dryer to make the ice melt faster.
The next day when we went for a walk, the snow wasn’t as white as it had been. There were quite a few patches of yellow snow. When we arrived at a rather large tree that I always enjoyed sniffing, my bipeds laughed because they said they could now see what I was sniffing. I don’t know why they don’t try using their noses!
I was disappointed on the following day to find that all the snow had vanished. They told me that it usually only appeared for a day or two at a time and it generally happened once or twice during the winter. I wanted it to snow more often!
We live in the mountains now and one wonderful thing about that is that we can walk up a mountain and get to the snow in good weather in the winter. I love it when we do that!
See you next Wednesday!