Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Snow Labs

Thank goodness that snow has finally came to Maine. It just didn't seem like winter at all. I am one of those people who loves snow. It is wonderful. It makes the season right. Without it I feel slighted. I was born and raised in Florida but always loved the movies where the landscape is covered with snow and everyone was wearing those thick parkas and hats and mittens. Yes, mittens like the ones the kittens lost in the children's tale. We never had mittens in Florida. There were times we had the fans on and windows open for Christmas dinner. We wore shorts and tee shirts to put up the Christmas lights on the house. That just doesn't seem right. I dreamed of a white Christmas. Now I have them. I am so thankful for Maine. I love it here. I'm HOME. I am not the only one who loves snow. This is Emma and Lucy's first winter and first experience with snow. If you think Labs love water, it is nothing compared to a Labs love of snow. It took a small push for Lucy to go out into her first sighting of snow. But she soon became acclimated and wears it like a badge of honor.

They run and play, try to fetch snowballs that just disappear into the snow.

They are working on the sit command. It takes a bit of repeating but they are getting there. Look at those faces. Emma on the left and Lucy on the right. They are 6 months old today.

The sheep don't seem to mind the snow. If they think you have grain they are there. The pasture is so peaceful.

We are working with Emma and Lucy on house etiquette. They are good about not getting onto the sofa. They are staying out of their crate more and more. However, and that is a big however, when they are quiet, ALWAYS check out why. Here is Emma carrying a bag of corn starch that she found. No it's not snowing in the house.

It looked like it was snowing.........

all over the dining room.

This is where bad puppies go when they need a time out. It gives us time to vacuum and mop up the corn starch mess.

Ivy would never do anything like that. This is the face of innocence. She is a perfect pug. Just don't leave your lunch unattended. She is faster than a speeding bullet and hungrier than a full size grizzly.
Thank you for your comments and concern about Izzy. I noticed that when there is a void left by one of our cats, the other cats seem to try and fill that void. Mo never comes into the living room. Today she came in, sat in my lap and meowed. She knew. Keep warm and stay indoors. We are having an Artic blast over the next couple of days. I said I love snow, not highs of 9-10. I guess you just have to take the bad with the good. That's life isn't it?
Much Love and Prayers from Mainely Ewes Farm.


Lisa T. said...

Oh-my-gosh-that-is-so-not-funny. I mean really how naughty! Bad little brown puppy. Sigh, guess I'll have to come take her off your hands after all.

So sorry about Izzy. We just lost our little foundling kitty a few weeks ago too. She just went out one morning and never came home. It's funny how they are just another everyday part of our lives but when they are gone the hole they leave seems larger and more jagged than you could have ever defined.


Barbee' said...

Now mama, that's a might cold seat having to "sit" in the snow :) Oh you poor thing, what a mess to have to clean up. That is very interesting about your cats intuitiveness. Those are happy dogs and sweet cats. Enjoyed my visit.

katiegirl said...

Haha!!! Sorry to laugh but that is just too funny! It was probably a pain in the neck when it happend, but it'll make for a great story! I can't believe how fast those girls are growing!

Farm Chick Paula said...

Your labs are so cute! (Well, except the corn starch incident...) Ivy looks like she's saying, "see, I told you not to bring them inside!" LOL
Sorry I missed the last post about Izzy... it's never easy. Hugs to you.

Jennifer said...

Just stopping by to say hi and thank you for commenting on my blog. I am glad I did. What a enjoyable blog you have here! I am afraid I don't share your love for snow, I would be perfectly happy in your former Florida home. T-shirts in December? Sounds GREAT! :)

Those two pups are just too cute, even when they are making a mess they are adorable!

I am so sorry about Izzy, it is just such a tough thing.

(Having trouble with Blogger, if this comment posts twice I am sorry)

Life is good! said...

i have a choc lab, jack, and he love love loves rolling around in the snow! too cute. glad you got your snow. i agree with you, i love it this time of year!

Eggs In My Pocket / Yesteryear Embroideries said...

Emma, Lucy, and Ivy are so adorable! It is always fun to see how the pets react to their first snow! Stay warm and enjoy! blessings,Kathleen

Anonymous said...

I understand about no snow. We hardly ever get snow here. And we have worn short sleeves a lot of time at Christmas.

The Labs are so cute, and Ivy too.

Keep warm and have a Merry Christmas.

Callie said...

Emma and Lucy are so cute (Ivy too) especially when they get into trouble. I remember my dobie pups and the mischief they could come up with. You have your hands full. But I'm sure they are and will be such wonderful companions. After reading about your labs I want a puppy! Christmas present for myself? Love your photos and blog!

Eggs In My Pocket / Yesteryear Embroideries said...

Hi, just dropped back by to wish you a wonderful Christmas! blessings,Kathlen