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January 17, 2008






Posted by Cassandra at January 17, 2008 02:19 PM

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SNOW! It snowed in Seattle the other day, and people forgot how to drive.

Posted by: sir jorge at January 17, 2008 05:35 PM

Ha, we got you beat. Around here all it takes for people to forget how to drive is to stick the key in the ignition. :-)

Posted by: Yu-Ain Gonnano at January 17, 2008 05:48 PM

Look at those ears! That's a damn fine Yoda impression.

Posted by: MaryAnn at January 17, 2008 06:01 PM

Cass, I think your little pal has had enough of the great outdoors for now. The pictures are nice.

Posted by: Mark at January 17, 2008 06:28 PM

Doggie needs LIFT! That's what ears do.

Great pics.

Posted by: Cricket at January 17, 2008 07:11 PM

I want to be a dog next time.

Posted by: spd rdr at January 17, 2008 07:20 PM

A dog next time round might not be so bad. But if one is to return as a dog, one might wish for a tad more in the way of ground clearance, especially if ones return lands one in the land of snows and ice.

Milady, that dashing pup looks more like a beach cruiser than a snow plow. Just sayin'. =;^}

Posted by: bthun at January 17, 2008 08:19 PM

I often wonder what he thinks of snow.

He is a desert dachshund. That is why I gave into his dog walker when she told me he needed a sweater (I bought him a ski jacket but I think it is a bit silly and he does not like the hood). That second picture was funny. I made her put him down so I could take it. He actually made her carry him up the steps.

He has both of us so whipped. If he does not want to go for a walk he does this thing I call The Waterbug - he just comes to a complete halt and puts all four legs out stiffly just like a waterbug.

You cannot budge him. She did not believe me until he did it to her :p Heh...

Doxies are stubborn. The second picture was after his walk (which he wussed out on). I threw him into a snowbank, after which he happily spent about 5 minutes wandering about in the snow. It is just like a pool - you just have to jump in. But if I were that close to the ground I certainly would not walk down the stair of my own volition either! After that I wrapped him in a towel and put him by the fire. He is very happy now.

Posted by: Cass at January 17, 2008 08:31 PM

"You cannot budge him."

Have you tried horsewhips? While I've never used a whip on a dog, I find they work well on stubborn women, and see no reason they wouldn't serve here just as well.

Posted by: Grim at January 17, 2008 11:17 PM

You are suspiciously chipper tonight, sir. Have you, perchance, located an unattached horse in Mesopotamia and (perhaps with the aid of a whip) induced him to sit upon you? :p

Posted by: Cass at January 17, 2008 11:27 PM

It's actually morning here. :) I've been in a good mood since I got back to Baghdad. I still haven't seen a horse over here, but at the newly-opening Narhwan brick factory, we have over a hundred donkeys to carry the bricks.

Posted by: Grim at January 17, 2008 11:49 PM

I gotta say, you guys really hit the spot just before bedtime. After reading all the heavy-duty political blogs all day, it's a relief to come here and find a post like this. G'nite all.

Posted by: Suds46 at January 18, 2008 01:01 AM

The snow has turned into rain in my neck o' da woods.

That's OK with me; I don't have to shovel rain...

Posted by: camojack at January 18, 2008 01:13 AM

Yes, you guys are just the thing. I'll be going to bed with a smile on my face. :)

Posted by: FbL at January 18, 2008 03:10 AM

Strangely enough, we even got snow down here in SC that day. And I love your puppy Cass! My two are a bit old to be romping about in the cold.

And on a side note... I missed the memo you were back! Now I've got archives to read. Thanks Grim for linking to one of her posts! Without that, I'd still think VC was on semi-permanent hiatus.

Posted by: MikeD at January 18, 2008 10:31 AM

Dog walker, eh? I knew that couldn't be your legs........there's no pink socks!


Posted by: Sly2017 at January 18, 2008 12:46 PM

That can't be me. No high heels!
Ask Carrie :p

Posted by: Cass at January 18, 2008 12:57 PM

Mike, Sausage is 11. His paws are turning white, but he is still very spry because I keep him trim. Most Doxies get chubby b/c they love their chow. He has turned into a terrible thief - I have to watch him around food now, where I never did when he was younger. But I want to protect his back now that he is getting old.

Now that I think of it, I am going to go get him a Greenie. He adores those crazy things.

Posted by: Cass at January 18, 2008 01:04 PM

All the guys are looking at me funny cause I fell out of my chair, Laughing!
We got some snow last week in Baghdag.

Posted by: unkawill at January 18, 2008 09:57 PM

You're lucky. We got seriously hosed here in Raleigh. Barely a trace. They said 2-4 would happen. If they cannot get the weather right a few hours out, how can they tell us what the climate will be in 50-100 years?

Posted by: William Teach at January 20, 2008 09:36 AM

"They said 2-4 would happen. If they cannot get the weather right a few hours out, how can they tell us what the climate will be in 50-100 years?"
Weather modeling, super computers (formerly Cray, now clustered PC's), federal funding opportunities which goes hand-n-glove with We're Noble Member's of The Cause Of The Month & Neighborhood Shrubbery Appreciation Club marks (as opposed to Mark's =8^} ) waiting to be fleeced and of course, The I-Ching Psychic Friends Network.

Pay no attention to the man behind the curtain. The scene contains too much Gore.

Posted by: Ron Burgundy at January 20, 2008 11:50 AM

There's no snow in Ohio today, bright blue skies, but it is also about 10F, with a crisp, penetrating breeze.

10 days ago is was 60 degrees, which is pretty nice in January.

Gimme some more of that Global Warming, please.

Posted by: Don Brouhaha at January 20, 2008 12:53 PM

Something is not right... No snow in Ohio and in the upper regions of the North Metro Atlanta enclave, we received approximately 2" of snow yesterday.

Today it looks more like a dusting of snow is left. A pretty healthy cold front moved through, mostly after the snow event, and it's all of 21┬░F today at 13:00 EST.

I moved back to Atlanta for, among other reasons, to escape snow, ice, people who think they know how to drive in such and Nanook of the North.

As my kids used to say, not fair.

Posted by: bthun at January 20, 2008 01:09 PM

I think pups wants to move to Louisiana!

Posted by: Greta at January 20, 2008 06:12 PM

It snowed in my neck of the woods. It was fun.
CLUs were outside making snowballs, and the natives were inside, chilling.


Posted by: Cricket at January 21, 2008 02:17 PM