Saturday, February 9, 2013

Big Snow

I have no doubt that many of you have heard by now of snow storm Nemo which came to visit our neck of the woods. The snow started on Friday and Momma took the day off from the work place to stay home with yours truly and try to keep up with clearing the deck and what not.

By Friday afternoon, the governor of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts said that only emergency vehicles were allowed on the road, so we figured it was as good a time as any to squeeze in a nice winter wonderland walkie.

Momma did a good job of keeping things clear right up until bedtime, but I confess that I was not as thorough as usual with my evening potty run.

Subsequently, I was awakened at 5:30 AM with a most grievous need. 

Momma obligingly opened the door to let me out only to discover this!

I can't go out there! 

Yes, friends, while we slumbered, a generous two feet of snow had fallen and blown about and the snow against the back door was over my head!

Frantic, I beseeched momma to clear enough for me to take care of what had by this time become a very pressing need.

Good old Momma. She shoveled a path off the deck and enough of a spot in the yard to accommodate my morning business.

Laser beam eyes! I will melt the snow! 

As you can imagine, most of today was spent clearing snow. Two feet might not sound like a lot, but it is. To demonstrate, here I am posing along one of my comfort paths. 

I did my best to provide moral support to Momma but even still, the shoveling made her quite grouchy and there were many HBO words flung into the wind.

You're doing great, momma, just keep shoveling.

I thought a walkie would make a nice break and off we set (despite the driveway not yet being cleared).

But we soon had to turn back as the streets, while passable, were busy with super sized snow removal equipment that forced us more than once to dive into a snowbank lest we get caught up in the scoop.

So back we came to make the long journey up the driveway.

Maybe I should have let Momma go first and use her bulk to clear the snow.

Momma was ever so fretful that the birds have enough food and made the long journey out to the back feeder to fill it up and put some seed on the ground for the Mourning Doves and other ground feeders.

I did my best to follow along, but got a bit bogged down.

You'll have to go on without me. 

After some restorative macaroni and cheese and a brief nap, it was time to try our luck at walkies again.

We both wore our reflective gear even though it was daytime (one must be safe).

I was supposed to pose on this snowbank. No thanks. I had business to take care of.


The hands of the clock are moving towards 4:00 which means it is almost supper time. I am counting the minutes.

Momma says that there is no more shoveling to be done today as her little arms are shaking with fatigue and I think her mentals are in a perilous state. The Master continues to work on getting the driveway cleared, but this is how our deck and yard will remain for the time being. 

Dexter done!


  1. Wowzers, Dexter! That's a ton of snow. I hope you have built a couple really cool snow forts by now. I know that's what I'd be doing.
    Enjoy it for those of us stuck in snowless, blah Kansas.
    Play bows,

  2. HOLY SQUIRREL SNOT Dexter... THAT is the mostest SNOW we have EVER SEEN... No WONDER your momma was Flinging the HBO words with every HEAVY shovel full.
    Well, at least you didn't lose your POWERS. THAT would have been bad...even with your GENERATOR thingy... HECK you wouldn't have been able to get it out to do its job!!
    WE are very VERY glad that you made it through the FLAKINGs of NEMO...
    PeeS... we shot you an email a bit ago...

  3. Impressive. We understand that the Mango may be responsible for this RH snowfall. Is more coming


  4. Holy dogs Dexter that is some crazy snow action over there. I love the picture with the door print on the snow. I confess I would not have held it long enough for the shovel to make a path and would have relieved myself inside while the shoveling was taking place. The snow is higher then you in some parts. Have any of the those snow people shown up yet?? You were almost buried alive by them, thank dogness for your laser eyes to get you through. Be safe and I hope you have lots of warm cider waiting for you.

    Loveys Sasha

  5. "You'll have to go on without me" photo made us giggle... well, I don't giggle, but my asst. thought it was most humorous. I was thinking omg I hope that never happens to me!

  6. Wowie Zowie Wowie ... Momz sez she saw snow like that in Wisconsin but iz born right here in Pawrida and iz never seen anything like dat...hope you stay safe and warm

  7. Wow! You don't do things by half measures in Massachusets!


  8. WOW!!! We've just been watching Nemo on the Morning News. We--being--short dogs--wouldn't have a chance in all of that!

    It's heading to 98 F here today.

    XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy

  9. Holy Moly!! Thats 87 TONS of snow!!! I could imagine the words commin outta her mouf!! BOL I'd have been buried fur sure!! I'd have to have riden on Addi's back!! Loved your pics Dexter. Keep safe and stay warm.

    Jazzi and addi

  10. I can not even imagine having so much snow!!! I am so glad that you and your mommy was safe in your walkers. Would be easy to get buried in that stuff by one of those plows! Hope the driveway got cleared off to make things easier.
    What a sight early in the morning when one needs to go out to tinkle!!!
    We don't want that stuff down here in Ohio and hope it doesn't stay long with you.

  11. Oh Dexter that snow looks fantastic! We got about half as much as you but that is still about a foot of snow and I couldn't be happier. Have fun!


  12. Oh, we love the door imprint on the snow! Sounds like you nearly wet the floor there, Dexter? Scruffy wouldn't have hesitated.

    You may have snow till March if it doesn't warm up....glad you got the feeders up and running again. Mumsie has renamed our feeder, the bird trap. After she filled it today, she saw Scruffy come bounding toward with an object in his mouth. A bird had made his demise....Scruffy said he didn't do it, but was merely cleaning up the yard as usual. We don't know if we believe him.

    Be careful walking and shoveling and watch the ice that is sure to form from this mess....


  13. This is a red letter day: the first time mama has ever heard of a snowstorm getting it's own name, like a hurry-cane. We had snow like that a couple of years ago; we enjoyed it a LOT more than mama did. You're lucky your momma is so strong with the shoveling: we just went snow swimming and made our own paths. We're sure glad to see your little nose above the snow line and to learn that your power is still working. We wish you a nice, slow, non-flooding melt.

  14. Holy canoli, Dexter! That's a lot of snow!! And we love how it didn't stop you!!

  15. Your day sounds very much like ours, Dexter! We betcha tomorrow will be a repeat of today. UGH!
    We wished for snow but we kinda got more than we needed!

    Love ya lots
    Mitch and Molly

  16. That was A LOT of snow - my dogness it is lucky you didn't get lost in it all.

  17. Bow Wow, it's a good thing you are not a white dog, would be lost in the yard!

    Wyatt and Stanzie

  18. Yoiks, Dude! At the risk of repeating what every other dawg has said... that's a whole lotta snow! How are you supposed to do snow zoomies in that???

    Sam and Pippen

  19. Hey Dexter!
    Wow, and holy moley and OMD and wowzers! That's such a huge and ginormous snow. I think it sorta looks like a smiley face from the front door. BOL Glad to hear you are all safe. Think Spring!! BOL
    Grr and Woof,
    Sarge, COP

  20. Dude! Too much snow to do snow zoomies?!?!?! Arrrgh! We hadn't have a big storm like that (yet) this year, but we've been there - complete with HBO words, and snow so deep one must piddle, ah, well, we've got a covered porch that allows us to get be outside without the full effects of a deep snow storm, so we don't have to force Mom to do a quick shovel so we can piddle. (If TaiChi had encountered an open door with snow above her head, she would have piddled by the door, inside. Just saying...) Let's hoe your parents have a snowblower, somewhere, so they don't have to do EVERYTHING by hand. We can't wait for more snow pictures!

    *kissey face*
    -Fiona and Abby the Hippobottomus

  21. Hi Dexter! You look like you had quite an adventure!! I would pee in the house before I went out there!!


  22. Wow! I can't believe how much snow you had! I bet you can't even do snow zoomies when it's that deep! You're very lucky you have such a good momma who will shovel a path for you. And it's awfully nice of her to take care of the birdies too. Stay safe and warm, dude.

    your pal,

  23. Just think -

    If Da Beastie had made the trip to Master Chew Sits she would have only needed to make one or two passes around The Estate to khlear the pawesome snow!

    PeeEssWoo: I bet Angel Mango RH heard her HBO words at The Rainbow Bridge - and I bet he also was happy to missing all the 'fun'

  24. Oh Dexter, we have been watching the news and when we heard about Massahusets storm we were very worried. My Vickie and I laughed when you showed the door coverd with two or more feet of snow. We get lots of snow but have never been "Snowed in" and you were definately "Snowed In"

    Seeing the picture of you struggling through the deep snow on your way back home was something. You really need to let your human go first, they make really good path makers cause they can't lift their legs up the whole two feet so they plow down the snow. My Vickie often falls forward and that makes for a good path too.

    Have fun but stay safe.


  25. Dexter,
    We wuz thinkin' 'bouts you durin' da storm. Nemo decided him did not want to stay too long at our house so him only left us about 6-8 inches of snow. Happy dat all of you is Okie Dokie, :)

    Woofs and Licks,
    Maggie Mae and Max

    PeeS Mom says your mom should carve out a shelf in da snow at your back door and puts your wine and beer in it!

  26. Woof! Woof! You have to give your mom lots of hugs n kisses. That's a lot of SNOW. You sure have laser beam eyes. Be Safe. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

  27. Good job Dexter! You did really great out there with all that white stuff. You're Mom deserves a BIG high five for all that work and determination to get the job done. We sure don't miss the snow.

    Lily Belle & Muffin

  28. OK, so there was the time, about 1993 I think, when we had 3 feet of snow. I had one of those late 1980s style Suburbans, 4WD, of course. Hubby cleared 6 feet in front of the garage door, then hollered, "OK, honey, hit it!" And I did. And buried the truck in a snowbank up to the windshield. And paid a loader to un-bury it. Tell Momma and Master not to do that. Stay warm, you guys!

  29. We just re-read this. You get supper at 4pm?!? Dude, we are SO coming to visit! We'll make sure we've got plenty of de-icer for the rubber band for Air Fiona, because we have to wait ALL THE WAY until 5pm to eat dinner. Of course, we DO have a never-ending kibble dish out all day. But that's neither here nor there. ;-)

    *kissey face*
    -Fiona and Abby the Hippobottomus

  30. Oh my dog, Dexter. That snow is amazing. The snow at the door photo made mum's eyes bung out. Does your mum have to shovel by hand or do you have some kind of snow shovel machine thingy (if there is such a thing!). Our mum has nil upper body strength so we would be stuffed if it snowed here. Take care out and about mate. We don't want any posts with Momma or yourself wearing a snow coloured plaster cast!! No worries, and love, Stella and Rory

  31. InHBOing incredible - the depth of all that snow and even more - your Momma's strength and endurance to shovel all that tonnage of snow! Those paths are PERFECT! We are duly impressed and hope Ma is now sitting with a yummy warm supper and a glass of wine or other spirit! Kudos! Have fun playing in that stuff tomorrow!
    Sammie and Ava

  32. Holy Snozes Dex, we can't believe our eyes. Mum here thinks she is hard done by if she has to let us out in the middle of the night, but shovelling snow at 5am. We think your Momma is a saint!!! We can't even comprehend stuff like that, we has a bit of frost in winter is all.

  33. Hey Dex! You got a freakin' TON of snow there!! Mama's brother in CT got three feet!! His house looks just like yours and he couldn't get out his doors either!! We got just about a foot here...but we are much smaller than you it is still a problem for us to get around...fortunately daddy snowblowed an area and a pathway for us to do our business. We love your glow in the dark "wear"!! Glad you got to spend some one on one time with your mama!! Love that one pic of you with just your head showing!! Happy Sunday! xo Jeanne, Chloe and LadyBug

  34. That really is serious snow. We even heard about it on the news in Nottingham.
    Toodle pip!

  35. Crikey Dexter!!!
    That snow is taller than you, and you're a big doggie!
    I would love to be in that snow, but it must have been hard work for mum to shovel all of that away!
    Anyway, your paws must be frozen! My mother is knitting me socks for when I come back inside from walks, because my feet get chilly!
    We currently have no snow, but I hope ours is not as deep as yours!
    Pippa :)

  36. So....are you out and about? I saw that WIDE LOAD comment, Little Peewee....I certainly hope I don't decide to come up there and move some of your snow about with my bum...cover your "comfort" trails???

    It doesn't pay to mess with the Lacie.

    Tell your Momma to watch the ice....after a big snow like that and then the resulting thaw/freeze cycle, Mumsie sees way too many humans in with messed up appendages...


  37. Wow Dexter - you are SO lucky to have all that snow to play in! We only got about nine inches and the pack just absolutely loves it and would like more! We had snow at the side door like you did but being wild Cattle Dogs, the pack just jumped right in. Literally.

    Take care of your Momma and the Master and maybe they'll share more macaroni and cheese with you after you wander your comfort paths!

  38. OMD Dex! It looks fun to play in, but our mom is just sayin' NO WAY!!! and thinking your mom must have totally buff, toned arms and shoulders from all that shoveling. Stay safe!

    -Bart and Ruby

  39. Wow! Dex! That is a lot of snow! I can only imagine your surprise when you had to go in the morning and couldn't get through! Hope your mom's arms had a nice long rest:)!

  40. You have a good mom, Dexter!! I'm glad you had a clear spot for relief, and a path. Gg requires the same. Sissy just leaps and squats and snorts snow. Silly dog.

  41. WOWSA!! Geesh, I just realized that I don't mind missing the snow that much!! BOL My Ma is tired just THINKIN' abouts shovelin' all that snow!!
    I can't imagine holdin' it while your Moms shovels a path!! I would have just peed on the floor! BOL, BOL!!
    Thinkin' of you guys, and I hopes you rest up and have some hot soup!

  42. Gosh Dexter, I've never seen snow before, much less that much. Your poor momma. I hope your humans stockpiled some food for you. I would pee in the house. Seriously, that's waaaaaaaay too cold to go out. Sending you some sunshine! X

  43. P.S. I just read what Bert said. We saw lots of blizzard piccies on the telly yesterday. You're in one of those areas?! YEGAWDS! Take care okay? X

  44. You have trained you Mlomma well Dexter! She did an excellent job of clear a path for your potty. Stay safe and warm. I kinda miss snow days, but that's a lot of snow!

  45. You have trained you Mlomma well Dexter! She did an excellent job of clear a path for your potty. Stay safe and warm. I kinda miss snow days, but that's a lot of snow!

  46. Oh boy, you did get more than enough snow for yourself and your momma! I do wish I could have a little snow over here but I don't need that much though.


  47. We had that snow once but we didn't get the yard shoveled down to the grass.. Mom just plowed her giant self through the snow and we had to follow behind her. you are a lucky dog.
    your pals, Morgan & Maisie

  48. Wow! That is a lot of snow - you and your Mom are troopers!


  49. Wow wow wow! I'm SO glad I live in Texas and no snow like THAT! You sure have a dedicated Momma.

  50. Glad you have your mom trained so well!

    Stop on by for a visit

  51. You have just as much snow as we do! Your Momma was very nice to shovel all of those paths for you. :)

  52. Dexter I'm so glad to see you made your way out of the snow. You were almost a snowdog and I've seen how your Momma likes to knock around the snowpeople. Whew, glad you made it outta there.

    Did your Momma make any snowmen?

    Bella & Sweet Pea

  53. Wow Dex,
    that is some serious snow! I hope you and your Momma keep warm. Coming from someone who has NEVER seen something like that in real life, I keep wondering exactly 'how' the average home-owner clears a path? Is it simply a case of shovel, shovel, shovel? Or is there an easier way (I'm thinking hot hairdryers, hehehe )

  54. We are so jealous of your snow, we just love playing in it.
    Stay safe Dexter.

    Molly, Taffy, Monty and Winnie

  55. Dexter, I am most relieved that your door swings inward. Otherwise, what would you have done??? Your momma is quite the woman, shoveling all that snow and so precisely. Those HBO words help, by the way, to make a tough job bearable. Hope you don't get anymore of the fluffy, heavy, stuff. Ann TBL

  56. Your door was TOO funny! Your poor Momma. I'm glad that you were giving moral support. Here's a quicker and easier idea. When we get really big storms (we've gotten as big as 8' of snow in one storm), we put on snowshoes and tromp down a path for the pups and then a square for them to do their business. It's much easier than that shoveling!

    I hope that things are slowly returning to normal...

  57. Hey! How cool is it that we're both posting about pee?
    Twink ;)

  58. Good grief, Dex! that must be cooooooold on the goolies!

  59. Holy cow! That is alot of snow. Lucky for you you have that laser vision! We were over to Mango's old blog to let him know how much we think of him this time of year but were kicked off of the comment page!! Something about our "current account does not have access to view this page". Anyway, just wanted to say we are thinking of Mango, your mama, you and Mango's legacy, Mangominster. And wanted to say we are grateful for having gotten to know him and be part of MM the past few years. Love you guys alot.
    Smooches from pooches,
    BabyRD & Hootie

  60. Wow Dexter! You belong to some hearty folk! I freak when there's snow up on our mountain but I can't imagine living in it!

    I do love that your door made a smiley face in the snow! Too cute!

  61. hello dexter its dennis the vizsla dog hay yes i agree the snow at the door is smiling at yoo!!! altho it wuz kind of smiling in a crazy way!!! ennyway i am glad yoo wer not entoomd forever in the deep deep snows of nemo!!! ok bye

  62. Hooooooly whatever... that's a lot of snow. We haven't been to visit for such a long time and are very pleased to see you coping with your climatic hardship so well. In your fleecy coat. Your pink, fleecy coat. ;) We'd be happy to share our sunshine with you.

    H and Flo

  63. I hope you have been having some melt. We have here but then it got really cold again and the snow froze hard. Which isn't too bad for the dogs, but not that great for the humans. :-)