Thursday, February 14, 2008

Winter Wonderland...Not!

It has been a long couple of weeks, we've been hit with snowfall after snowfall. As you can see from the photos, I spend a lot of time snowblowing. However, after back to back 40cm dumps it was time to bring in the big guns. Now that machine can move a lot of snow. All I have to do after is a little cleanup. Turns a two day job into a one or two hour job. As you can tell if you look closely, I don't have to wear ear protection, as my hair now more than adequately covers my ears.

Jake is fitting into the family quite well as you can see. Odo is his father figure but Loki is just a playmate. Odo has his paws full trying to control both of them, they get quite frisky. Jake continues to put on weight and he is turning into a little terror now that he has learned to climb stairs. He can only go up, however, and quickly cries to come back down to where everyone is. He of course is teething and we are starting to wonder if we should have named him Snapper or Snappy or Razor. He loves his chewies and rawhides which is a good thing. We have sacrificed enough skin to our little teether. He is adorable though and he is going to be a beauty when he grows up and he is going to, you should see the paws on him.

Going to run now (no pun intended) and get at that cleanup. We have another snowfall coming tomorrow so we better get ready.

Tuesday, February 5, 2008

More snow coming

Wow, we just finished cleaning up 40 cm of snow and there's another 10 on the way. The dogs can't patrol anymore, the snow is too deep, the banks are four feet high in the back and five feet and higher in places in the front. Jake, thinks snow is great and loves to frolic in it, and of course, so do his brothers but even they find the amount of snow to be a little frustrating. I'm sure they'll be happy if it hardens up enough for them to walk on. More photos of the baby are attached to this and a couple of the older boys too. I hope you enjoy them as much as we enjoy the dogs.