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Sunday, February 24, 2013

Snow, snow, snow!

It was snowing hard at daybreak. This was the sight outside the bedroom window. The snow was already piling up on the deck and still hurtling out of the sky.
I was a little slow getting myself out the door because the weather looked so harsh. Indeed, when Shyla and I headed out, it was almost a white-out (and it's still snowing hard now).
But, that didn't stop us. Since there was only about 6" of snow accumulated, the Fatback could handle it even though no one had packed down the trails.
Shyla was overjoyed with the snow, flitting all around me, galloping like a happy puppy. It's such fun having a buddy who isn't put off by cold and snow!
As the ride went on, the snow got deeper and deeper. By the time I finished, it seemed like there was at least a foot of fresh snow. Here was Shyla at the end of the ride.
I'd asked her to do a sit-stay in the photo above, which she was doing beautifully. Then, I must have telegraphed with my body language that I was planning to call her. She leaned her head closer to me, looking at me intently, willing me to say the magic words "Shyla Come!".
Shyla has changed so much, from a dog who seemed almost apathetic about life when I first met her to a dog who looks at me with that level of intensity despite an aerial bombardment of snow. I love it.
Soon, we're heading out on snowshoes to start the long process of packing down the trails to make walking and snowbiking easier. I bet it's going to be a gorgeous winter wonderland.

39 comments:

  1. Dear Nice KB Lady -

    Khan woo please adopt me?

    Hugz&Khysses,
    Khyra The Sulking Snowless Siberian In PA

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  2. What a glorious snow-beard Shyla. We can see just how happy you are out there ~ pawsome!

    We cant wait to hear just how much snow you end up with. (They say it may even snow here the week after next here in Florida. Got a big cold front moving in.)

    Stay safe out there.

    Hugs,
    Lily Belle & Muffin

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  3. Khyra's comment made us laugh!

    Glad you finally got a good snowfall! I don't know if I'd be the bold adventurer that you are when the snow is coming down that fast.

    Absolutely love the photos of Shyla! It's such a joy to see her enthusiasm.

    Hope your wrist splints are helping and you're getting some relief from pain.

    Susan and Wrigs

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  4. I think your snow is gorgeous now--Shyla makes it that way, that's for sure!

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  5. We love your snowbeard, Shyla! Have fun playing in all of that beautiful fluffy snow!

    Love ya lots,
    Mitch and Molly

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  6. WE had to laugh at Khyra's remark. Poor baby has not snow. I am so glad you got this storm. We loved it when it was here, but we also couldn't wait to see what kind of pictures you would share once it got out your way.

    We are very pleased......

    Love
    Bert and My Vickie

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  7. Glad you are getting some real snow at last! And looking forward to some wonderland photos in the days ahead :)

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  8. Enjoy that snow while it's here. We think Spring can't be all that far away.

    XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy

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  9. We have had enough snow this year thank you, but you do make it look so beautiful!

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  10. I am so jealous of all that fabulous snow. Our "storm" last week gave us a mere 4 inches and it's already gone. The shot of Shyla and the bike cracks me up...she's like, hurry up and take the shot we've got some exploring to do.
    thanks again for sharing your world with us.

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  11. That snow is just beautiful!
    Nola

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  12. Glad you are getting a lot of snow. Shyla sure looks like she is having fun playing in it.

    Cindy

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  13. Looks like you're getting that snow you want! Hurray! Shyla seems very happy about it too.

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  14. Love a fresh snow

    Stop on by for a visit
    Kari
    http://dogisgodinreverse.com

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  15. Looks like a blizzard. Beautiful
    Benny & Lily

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  16. So glad you got that much needed glorious snow. That Shyla is a real snow bunny. You can see how much she loves loves it.
    Blessings,
    Goose

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  17. Shyla is the absolute perfect companion for you.

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  18. So beOOtiful! We has been lackin' in snow at our house too so if you has any extra puleeze send us some too. :)

    Woofs and Licks,
    Maggie Mae and Max

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  19. I just love her eyes!
    Bea

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  20. The pack is very jealous of all that snow! So glad that you got out and enjoyed it.

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  21. You and Shyla were meant for each other!

    Anne and Sasha

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  22. I CANNOT believe you RIDE In that. YOu humble me. To think i had my first "KB romping and rolling" adventure mt. biking in a remote forest in NorCal with both my dogs last week, and now i see this. Once again, I'm humbled. Tho i have to say, you were thought of many times on my ride. I cursed myself for forgetting the bear spray but i saw a few other riders out there and felt better that i wasn't alone. Phew... anyway, i have photos posted as evidence for our mt. biking trip. and we will be doing it repeatedly and often now! tho i'm seriously envious of your snow.

    Shyla looks lovely as always!

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  23. We are so jealous of all that wonderful snow!

    Fantastic photos - Shyla looks magnificent in the photos!

    Enjoy!!

    - Clive & Co

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  24. Wonderful photos, that lens is super, and the snow, enjoy. Shyla is in her happiest when out with you, great friendship with two gals together. Cheers from Jean

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  25. Wow, you make snow look & sound so beautiful! Shyla looks so beautiful with her snow beard. Enjoy the snow (we're glad we're not getting it here in Philly)!

    Woofs
    Nadine & goldens Neeli & Elle

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  26. That certainly puts the little bit of snow we got this morning in perspective!

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  27. Beautiful scenery and wonderful dogs. I really enjoyed this....;)

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  28. I think Shyla knows exactly how blessed she is to be living with you!! :)

    Great pics - enjoy all that snow!

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  29. One might say Shyla has blossomed in your care!

    As to your back problem...it sounds very similar to what my breed of dogs (Cardigan Welsh Corgis) are very prone to IVDD (inter-vertebral disc disease). When it really flares up, it is hideously painful, and with dogs, often leaves them paralyzed in the hind end.

    You are a very strong person to remain active through such a challenge.

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  30. Woof! Woof! saw the Denver SNOW in the news and it is headed our way. we just can't believe that you ride your bike in snow. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

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  31. When we get a huge snow like that, people find a great book to read, or warm up the sewing machine or get a knitting pattern out or Bake Cookies or Bread. Oh, and read about Colorado Crazies who ride bikes in it! You and your gorgeous pup keep having fun in it, somebody should!

    Cheers and hugs,

    Jo

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  32. Beautiful! I don't care what anyone says....I LOVE snow!!!

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  33. What gorgeous photographs! And Shyla is a snow dog for sure.

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  34. Wow, beautiful pictures, but what a lot of snow in a day

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  35. Shyla Daughter of the Mountains- loves her snow world!
    love
    tweedles

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  36. Smart idea for the snowshoes. I should have thought of that. Can you tell I don't get much time to play in the snow? I don't think of these common sense things. Love the photo of Shyla with your bike!

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  37. The snow is appealing when you are having so much fun and the detail of all your amazing photo's is just captivating.

    Enthusiasm within your wonderful posts help the winter months and make one eager for the outdoors too.

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