Snow Day, Shmoe Day

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For the last 24 hours, the humans have been going nuts: The SNOW is coming! The SNOW is coming! The SNOW is coming! Schools have closed. Road de-icing crews have staged. Grocery store shelves have cleared like a Category 5 hurricane is about to hit the coast. So a little while ago, my human mommy and I went outside during the peak of our “winter storm.” Do you see any snowflakes?

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Look closely. Anything? Maybe a tiny bit of ice in my hair, but that’s just about it. Now please don’t get me wrong. We are experiencing unusually low temperatures for us (alright, my dear friends to the north, please don’t laugh at us) and we are having some freezing rain and sleet. I know that all of that can add up to dangerous conditions on our roads, especially in a region that has a lack of resources to treat for ice and an abundance of humans who know absolutely nothing about driving on it. I know that ice can weigh down power lines and that losing power in these conditions can be dangerous.

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But this was the scene just a few short days ago. This was actually the day after a day that was far worse than today. The difference? The humans in charge completely missed on predicting, preparing for, and reacting to last week’s winter storm. The weather humans said that the event would end much sooner than it actually did. The state transportation department failed to pre-treat the major thoroughfares and then spent the day trying to play catch up (quite unsuccessfully, I might add). And humans, as humans will do, got into their vehicles, hit the limited streets that were open, and then complained when those streets were jammed with traffic.

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This was me last week as the ice started to melt and fall from the trees. I look sort of like Henny Penny. Can’t you just see me thinking, “The sky is falling! The sky is falling! The sky is falling!” Well, that’s sort of what all those humans who goofed with last week’s storm did with this week’s event. They over-reacted. Let’s just hope that sometime in the future they will learn to reach a happy medium.

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Until then, this is probably the only snowflake that I’m going to see.

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38 Comments on “Snow Day, Shmoe Day”

  1. BOL!! Better safe than sorry though!

  2. I am so happy to have tracked you down at last!! Maybe now we will get your emails again!!

    We are having the same waiting/watching game at Casa de Canterbury, too!

    Been a long time since we’ve thought of Henny Penny and the Sky is falling…still laughing about that!! 🙂

    Stay warm on the bayous…

    • I knew you had a little Blood Hound in you, Red Man. Thanks for finding me! Yes, the waiting/watching game is a fun one. And soon all those “important” humans start parading in front of television cameras to show how in charge they are. Hope you’re stocked with dog treats and a little beer or bourbon. You can decide who gets what. 🙂

  3. MH Hatcher says:

    No worries sweet girl. We have snow and ice in Atlanta and it’s a huge mess (state of emergency kind of mess!). Enjoy your pretend snowflake and stay warm.
    Love,
    Jefferson

    • Please stay warm and safe, Jefferson, and make sure that your humans do the same. Wishing you more snow than ice, and an early spring. We’re Southern pups, and we just can’t take this. 🙂

  4. Sometimes those humans can be so very silly with all their projections!!
    Smileys!
    Dory, Jakey, Bilbo & Arty

  5. You look so bootiful checking out the ice efurrywhere! Our hooman predicts that it will never be as bad as they say it will so whee hope you all stay safe and if it does snow whee want pigtures so whee can admire it from a warm distance!

    Nacho, Noah, Buddy & Basil
    xxxx

  6. fozziemum says:

    Oh dear seems weather peeps all over the world get it wrong don’t they! we are having a nasty heatwave and so far the weather peeps have been right! however when I look at my mobile phone and the weather app comes up..well either they found new icns and are having fun or they have all been sitting in the midday sun and baked their brains…on a day of 45c (113F) it had a picture of snow and the description was freezing rain…..never seen a snowflake here ever…curious! hugs Fozziemum

    • Our cold is as unusual for us as that extreme heat is for you. The world is just a little topsy-turvy, isn’t it? But not half as topsy-turvy as those weather app people your have!

      • fozziemum says:

        I agree..i do kind of get excited to see what each day brings..so far snow,freezing rain,dust,smoke,sleet…..and none of them appropriate it has become a bit of a laugh..except they also have our area wrong…sheesh! have a great day/night in topsy turvy world 🙂

  7. Kuruk says:

    I would wuvwuvwuv to play in the snow with you beauwoowoooootiful Miss Lee!

  8. Snow fail! What a bummer. Snow can be fun. Paper snow – not so much….

    Love and licks and our leftover snow is all black and icky,
    Cupcake

    • Yep, a definite bummer . . . and two times in just a week. I haven’t seen snow since I was a little less than a year old, and that was four years ago! And about that leftover snow, I’m a huge fan of most leftovers, but not yucky leftover sow. 😉

  9. The pictures of you in the garden are so pretty. I especially love the “Henny Penny” shot. So cute. I don’t know if you do or don’t want snow, but it might hamper some of your activities. Then again, it may offer you some new experiences. Hope you get what you’d like! Have fun either way!

    • Oh, I would love to have snow. I’ve seen so many beautiful and fun videos and photos of my out-of-town friends playing in the snow, and they look like they are having so much fun. I think there must be some doggy equivalent to catnip in snow. 😉

  10. Hopefully you won’t get cruddy weather like we have here. Stay warm.

    • We just have a lot of sleet on the ground now. Expecting lows in the upper teens (don’t laugh, but that’s kind of a big deal here), so ice is going to be a problem for the next day or so. Ice is definitely not as much fun as snow. Of course, at this point, nothing is as much fun as thoughts of spring. 🙂

  11. Rebekah says:

    This made me giggle. Come up here, we have plenty of the white stuff!

  12. OhMelvin says:

    How can we see any snow? We can’t take our eyes off of you!!!

  13. OMD Miss HL for all their “superiority” hoomans really know how to get it WRONG on a good day!!
    Wally & Sammy

    • I’ve given this human “superiority” thing a lot of thought, Wally and Sammy. The humans drive us from place to place. They do all of our shopping. They prepare our food. They even pick up our poop. Superior? Hmmmmm. 😉

  14. Emma says:

    Sometimes those weather people just like the hype. We always need to see it to believe it!

  15. Ginger Beagle says:

    Harper Lee we had the very same problem here in New Orleans. I was so ready to finally see some snow and I was promised it was coming, but alas, it never came. I’m so disappointed I will likely sleep all day to work through my depression…. ~Oswald

    • It was a real disappointment, wasn’t it Oswald. The humans should not build up our hopes like that. I did spend a little time crunching around in the sleet that covered my yard, but it’s just not the same as snow. 😦

  16. Such perfect “school kid” pictures…the hope for snow, and the disappointment when it doesn’t happen.

  17. mickcgorman says:

    Lovely pictures, how could they not be with such a gorgeous subject? 🙂

  18. 2browndawgs says:

    Hope you are staying warm. Snow, I can deal with. But freezing rain and ice is a whole other nasty story. Hate freezing rain and ice. Hate that it covered your pretty plants.

    • The ice wasn’t very much fun. I think most of the plants should make it, and now that we are enjoying a beautiful weekend in the 70s, we’ve kind of forgotten the misery of a few days ago.


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