Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!

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 โ€“ 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.

My favourite mountain

My favourite mountain

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!

116 Comments

  1. Well I hope you can get your bipeds out more often this winter so you can have more fun in the snow. Remind them it’s good exercise for them, too!

  2. I bet you love the snow! My dog is not so furry so she gets cold pretty easily… That mountain of yours is very beautiful!

  3. Happy WW!
    You are like me – I have a hard time being wordless on Wed’s too! ๐Ÿ™‚
    My pup has never seen the snow. But we used to live in Canada, and there it was always interesting to finally SEE what our beagle was sniffing!

  4. We don’t get much snow either, and it usually melts the next day, so we as well have to drive up to the mountains to enjoy it.

  5. Hi Clowie!! waving paws…I bet you and your huFamily are really happy you moved to this area of Spain! My Mom drools whenever she sees your photos…someday, you are going to have a knock on your door from my Mom…she would totally luvluvluv to spend several months exploring all of Spain…ok, she is sighing now…have to go comfort her…paw pats, Savvy

    • It really is very beautiful here, but there’s still a lot of Spain that we haven’t seen. There is a great variety of landscapes and climate. We’d probably have fun exploring together!

  6. Hi Clowie! Lulu has never seen snow, but it sounds like you are loving it! Hope you get to see some.

    christie from lifewithbeagle.com

  7. Snow is a lot of fun, isn’t it? Elka doesn’t have the fur to get all iced up, which is good. She’s horrified by the hairdryer!

  8. That sounds like the perfect kind of snow, the kind that melts in two days. I think that’s awesome that get get to have fun and it’s not even very cold. We have to wear big coats and mittens and hats to the point we can hardly even move. That mountain looks like a big climb, you bipeds must be very fit.

    • The bipeds always seem pleased the snow doesn’t stay for long! We get a big variation in temperature on a sunny day in winter. It can be quite warm in the middle of the day, but as soon as the sun sets the temperature drops dramatically.
      That mountain is a little over 2,000 metres, the path up it starts at about 1,000 metres. We don’t often go to the very top, the last part is a really steep climb. The views from it are fantastic.

  9. **waves paw** Hiya its me Badger Boo, what a fantastic adventure, I sure love the snow too.

    Sometimes its so deep here I have to bounce along on my little legs until I get such massive ice balls on my ears an chest and mummy has to carry me cos they are so heavy BOL xxx

  10. Oh, Clowie – the snow sounds very exciting. And what a beautiful mountain that is! Summer has finally arrived here (sort of) and the days are warmer now. I like that, because I can stretch out on my bed in the shade on the deck.

    Big WOOFS from Solo ๐Ÿ™‚

  11. Archie is a no no with snow, however Oscar and Henry love skidding in it LOL ๐Ÿ™‚ have fun playing in it xxx

  12. I love the photo of your favorite mountain.

    • Thanks, it’s probably the most photographed mountain in this area. It amazes me how different it can look in different weather and as the light changes. Sometimes at sunset the rock seems to glow an orange colour.

  13. Clowie I’ve never seen snow and probably never will, but you make it sound like a really fun time fur dawgs (‘cept mebbe the ice ball part) *snoogles*

  14. Hey Clowie,

    You’re super lucky you get to see the Snow buddy, I’ve never seen it – sigh!!

    Wags to all

    Your pal Snoopy ๐Ÿ™‚

  15. Daisy’s first snow was 3 feet deep! It was higher than she is but she bounded through it like a gazelle. There’s no fun like snow fun! ๐Ÿ˜€

  16. We have a bit of snow here now – it’s been snowing off and on all week. The ice-fishing huts are out on the river now. It’s been well into the -20C range at night lately, so I’ve been using my dog for sleeping! Yesterday while I was at work the snowplough came and dug our travelling path out!

    • That sounds very cold. I’ve only read about ice-fishing huts, never seen them. The ice here never gets thick enough to be safe to walk on. I bet Stella keeps you lovely and warm!

  17. Hey Clowie, Jet here.

    We love the images you painted of frolicking in the snow. Living in the tropics, we never thought about the part where it would freeze on your paws and hurt… Smart bipeds to let you defrost on a towel…

    • It’s wonderful to play in snow! The ice doesn’t worry me until they try to remove it, but I know some dogs have trouble walking after a while in it. When the snow is fresh and soft, bits of it it flick up when you walk and cling to your fur and then it freezes in clumps.

  18. You are so lucky! I am nowhere near snow!

  19. I just have to know, Clowie. What did the bipeds have to do to keep you on a towel for a half hour?

  20. That’s a beautiful mountain Clowie, you have some lovely walking spots! Perfect for a Pyreeeeeee ๐Ÿ™‚ Snow is lovely! You must come to Europa sometime ๐Ÿ˜‰ You’d have a wolf of a time and blend in perfectly ๐Ÿ™‚

  21. Clowie, mom & I left you a present over on my blog today…Hope you like it *snoogles*

  22. We don’t know this thing called, “snow.” Our big brothers do but they mostly ignore us and don’t want to discuss it. Do you think we’d like it too? Purrs…

  23. It’s been furry cold here but no snow yet. Have a Merry Christmas and many more to come ๐Ÿ™‚
    Love,
    Sherlock and pals

  24. We finally got snow. It was great fun to play in.

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