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Old 02-13-2019, 08:56 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I love snow but shoveling it is not my favorite...something I was sure I was finished with when I left north Idaho. This series of snow storms here in the Pacific northwest is highly unusual. It has been record breaking...a state of emergency. But besides the work involved, it's been fun for the dogs and me. I even went sledding...at my age! Can you imagine? Here are some pictures:

Dogs need a place shoveled to go potty or they would get their little bums cold.



It snowed sideways at times and came right into both front and back covered porches. Grrr.





Broke my old snow shovel, tossed it, thought I'd never need one again. And when it started snowing I debated whether to get another one. After all, it never snows much or stays long. But decided to get one anyhow. Good thing I did because shortly after, things got messy...no plows in the neighborhood until a day or two after the first dump.



One more vital place to brush the snow off is the hot tub cover...too much weight is no good. So about here is when I got it off. I'd have to do it about 4 times a day while it was coming down.



Shoveling front walkway, finally got the whole driveway shoveled.





Camouflaged Mattie...can you find the white poodle? lol.


Now I know this is normal for many of you and it was for me in Idaho...all winter the ground was knee deep (at least) in snow...never melted at all till spring. But HERE...very unusual to get more than maybe 2 inches on average.


Do you like it when it snows? Do you have a love/hate relationship with snow? What do you like about it or dislike? Got pictures?
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I hate the snow with a passion ! Iíve lived here all my life but having a medical condition now makes it absolutely horrific. And, with the climate change, winter is no fun anymore : we get a lot of icy rain which makes it terribly risky to walk outside. I fell last week, Iím lucky I didnít break anything.

So, my plan is to find myself a man and go to Florida all winter long from now on, lol !

Here is the front of my house this morning. We had about 2 feet of snow since yesterday, and more coming. Then for the week-end, icy rain. Grrrrr

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Iím in Wisconsin so we always get tons of snow and I LOVE it! My husband hates it. He likes spring. All of my dogs love the snow. They get super excited when we get fresh snow and they run all over in it and then it melts all over my house lol.













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I am also in the Pacific Northwest, but down in Southern Oregon. We rarely get any snow and when we do it's only a couple inches. I love snow, but I hate driving in it around here. People act like a tiny bit of snow is reason to drive like it's a blizzard! Merry would love more snow, and so would my kids!

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Oh Dechi...I'm so sorry. Yep, for those who typically get a lot and hate it, Florida or Arizona. I often think about Tucson about this time of year. But I actually like some snow...just not so much. Luckily this is rare here.

Your pictures everyone are just beautiful. Thanks!
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Here in IL, Iíll like snow more when I donít have to work. Though the generous telework rules reduce the need for early morning shoveling or driving on bad roadways. My dogs love the snow, even a dusting. Weíve had a few storms here but they tend to vary in intensity and weíve not had much, about a foot total. Not many snow photos but some really cool freezing fog pics from an early training morning at my club.

My niece is in Bellevue, WA and had to run out for snow clothes for her toddler last week. Everything looks really pretty out there with the cover of white.
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Here in IL, Iíll like snow more when I donít have to work. Though the generous telework rules reduce the need for early morning shoveling or driving on bad roadways. My dogs love the snow, even a dusting. Weíve had a few storms here but they tend to vary in intensity and weíve not had much, about a foot total. Not many snow photos but some really cool freezing fog pics from an early training morning at my club.

My niece is in Bellevue, WA and had to run out for snow clothes for her toddler last week. Everything looks really pretty out there with the cover of white.
I grew up in Bellevue. It's a lot different now. I think I heard Bellevue got quite a bit of snow. But not so much as where I am. Yikes. Highly unusual.

Interesting pictures! That's frozen fog? or dew? Very cool!You've sure had a lion's share of weather this winter. My niece (one of several) lives in Chicago and came to visit my daughter, her special cousin...and then they came to visit me up north of Seattle. She left on that Thursday after the whole Chicago practically was shut down...50 below...crazy...the big storm on Wednesday. We were surprised her flight wasn't cancelled because most were. That was scary.
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I love playing in snow, but heavy snow would bring me lots of troubles such as shoveling and daily walks. (just like what you said) What's more, my dog gets frostbite this year due to long walking after snow storm. I regret to not dress him up with boots and a warm sweater. To prevent from suffering other risks/dangers in the snow (such as snowmelt), I hope all of our owners protect canine paws with boots before going outside and wipe dog's paws and body once coming home. Control to walk our dogs outside within 20 minutes every time.
What's more, we could train the dogs to use pee pads, so you can reduce the walking time in this frigid weather.
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I love playing in snow, but heavy snow would bring me lots of troubles such as shoveling and daily walks. (just like what you said) What's more, my dog gets frostbite this year due to long walking after snow storm. I regret to not dress him up with boots and a warm sweater. To prevent from suffering other risks/dangers in the snow (such as snowmelt), I hope all of our owners protect canine paws with boots before going outside and wipe dog's paws and body once coming home. Control to walk our dogs outside within 20 minutes every time.
What's more, we could train the dogs to use pee pads, so you can reduce the walking time in this frigid weather.
https://phys.org/news/2012-01-dogs-ice-paws.html

Dogs can get frost bite on the tips of their ears and tails. And with severe cold like they had recently in Chicago, good heavens...I wouldn't want them out for more than a minute or two. It dropped to 30 below zero F where I use to live a couple of times...for a week or so. My dogs still went out to potty...but double quick. They were fine. Dogs are not likely to get frost bite on their feet...rare, but it's remotely possible. Sled dogs wear booties primarily to keep their feet from scratches/cuts and ice balls from forming, not to prevent frost bite.

It isn't severely cold here so we still took walks on sunny, crisp days...they wore little coats because it was pretty cold (25ish f) on some days, just not in the single digits. They just put sand down in my neighborhood. And in Idaho where I lived they used magnesium chloride (they do on the main streets here too) we walked on those roads but then they'd go through the clean snow in my yard and wash it all off or I'd rinse them off. It never hurt their feet. I would think booties would fall off, my brats would chew them off and they'd be a hassle to put on every time we went outside. But in someplace like Chicago....yikes! I can see training for potty pads if it is 50 below zero. But here in Washington? No way do I want my dogs peeing inside.
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Dogs can get frost bite on the tips of their ears and tails. And with severe cold like they had recently in Chicago, good heavens...I wouldn't want them out for more than a minute or two. It dropped to 30 below zero F where I use to live a couple of times...for a week or so. My dogs still went out to potty...but double quick. They were fine. Dogs are not likely to get frost bite on their feet...rare, but it's remotely possible. Sled dogs wear booties primarily to keep their feet from scratches/cuts and ice balls from forming, not to prevent frost bite.



It isn't severely cold here so we still took walks on sunny, crisp days...they wore little coats because it was pretty cold (25ish f) on some days, just not in the single digits. They just put sand down in my neighborhood. And in Idaho where I lived they used magnesium chloride (they do on the main streets here too) we walked on those roads but then they'd go through the clean snow in my yard and wash it all off or I'd rinse them off. It never hurt their feet. I would think booties would fall off, my brats would chew them off and they'd be a hassle to put on every time we went outside. But in someplace like Chicago....yikes! I can see training for potty pads if it is 50 below zero. But here in Washington? No way do I want my dogs peeing inside.


It got to 50 below 0 here and I still had to force my dogs to come inside! Theyíd go out and pee and poo and then try to tear around in the snow and play but I made them come in right away. They love the snow. I did but then booties for the super cold days but they wonít leave them on lol. Their feet are fine though


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