Monday, February 06, 2012

SNOW at last!

I was a very happy mummy on the weekend. Weather forecast for snow on Saturday. We had so many false alarm before and I did prepared myself for the disappointment again until Colin suddenly shouted: Look! What's that in the garden! Normally, if I were the one who shouted this, all the shelties would DASH through the dog flap into the garden thinking there is a fox or squirrel to be chased off but when Colin said that, they all looked into my eyes and I were the one that rush off to the garden this time :) poor shelties looked very confused on Saturday evening!

WooHoo! We have SNOW at last! I never thought we will have snow to play with this winter as it has been very mild. I was moaning that Sonic and Scara haven't seen the snow and here it comes! The best thing is, the snow came on Saturday and Colin don't have to go to work and we all can go out to the Common and let the shelties go wild in the snow. On top of that, I was off my camerawoman duty because we have our special little friend Rosie came to stay! She is such a talented little young lady. She created some beautiful banners for The KNIGHTs Shelties and now she has another passion ... photography! She took some amazing photos of our sheltie boys and girls and pup too :)

Sonic's first snow reaction ... I was letting him out to the garden for his toilet before bedtime, as usual, he dash out of the back door, but soon realised he was in a different garden. By then, we had about an inch of snow. He wasn't sure about the white stuff, especially there were more coming down from the sky. It didn't take him long as daddy Sing and uncle Sizzle and uncle Saturn were in the garden with him. The four boys were running around happily chasing each other! It was such a scene. I wish it was daylight so I can video how happy they were. After the four boys were in, I let Scara out. She was such a funny girl, she hoop/bounce like a bunny, instead of doing her toilet, she started eating snow! So, I let Sizpie, mama Skye and Seagull out to teach her snow can be fun. Sizpie was really happy, she was running around and soon Scara chased around her; mama Skye was far more interesting in eating snow as well where Seagull is the only one that refused to go out! When I made him to go out, he tip-toeing like the snow hurts him. Such funny character!

Colin knew how much I love snow, he actually suggested we go out in the Common at night, it was still snowing heavily at 10pm but I am a coward, I am scare to go out that time of the day, no matter how much I love snow. I like to stay safe. I determined I will go out early in the morning. Shamed that some snow has melted in the garden when I woke up at 7am on Sunday morning :(

We all got to the Common around 8am, there was hardly anyone there! Where are all those people? I thought children will be out playing sledging on the hill, making snowman? It was so quiet and we have the entire Common to ourselves! It was quite cloudy and gloomy, not good lighting for pictures but the amazing Rosie did a great job taking some wonderful photos of our shelties! Between Rosie and I, we must have taken over a thousand snow photographs! You can see some of Rosie's photos here.

here are some of Rosie's too, but this lots are not on her website :)

And this is just typical Saturn when we have snow. He loves to catch the snowball. He is such a cutie pie!
I didn't want to crop this photo, I thought the background look like winter wonderland

 daddy Sing

 there is very rare moment that Scara will stand still for a photo :)

and here are my photos :)

I think I better stop posting photos! I still have some good ones but I guess you are fed-up with our snow photos :)


Sara said...

Lucky dogs!

Diana said...

What wonderful snow pictures!!

Chris and Ricky said...

How cool that you got all that snow and the Shelties and Rosie could enjoy it too!! We have had very little snow this winter here and I hope it stays that way. Last year was enough snow and ice to last me for a long time!

corbinwooten said...

Great pictures!

I keep hoping and hoping that we will get some snow here...but nothing!

It's funny how each dog acts differently in the snow. I loved reading about all of yours!

Vonnie said...

Great pics! I bet you had the most fun LOL! Handsome Sizzle, wonder he didn't melt the snow :)