Wednesday, 22 December 2010

Snow ho ho

While many people around the country have seen enough snow to last them a lifetime, here in Leicester it’s only been intensely frosty over the past week or so. Until today that is, when we woke up to a blanket of the white stuff. Give me a couple of days and I’m sure I’ll be heartily sick of it, but today it’s still fresh and fun. The dogs love it and I love watching them playing and exploring in their new snowy world.

Fargo and Billy enjoy a spot of snow-wrestling
First off, there’s snow-wrestling, a good way to keep warm. Fargo and Billy wrestle all the time, in any weather, but like a lot of dogs they seem to feel extra playful in the snow. Charlie’s not so bothered about wrestling, although he does stay out in the garden for longer in this weather. At 12 years old and having recently recovered from a big operation, he likes to explore a bit and eat some snow before retreating under a quilt.

Then there’s snow camouflage. Both Fargo and Billy have quite good markings for this, as you can see from the pictures.

Fargo works his polar-dog look
Billy tries out his snow camouflage

Charlie's more of a beach-blender

Charlie is also a master of camouflage, but not in snow. The beach is more his colour and he blends seamlessly with any kind of path whether it’s sand or rock-based. So to warm you up after this series of snowy pictures, here's a photo of Billy and Charlie leaving the cold sea to chill out on the warm beach at Borth.

Have a merry Christmas and a very happy 2011!

Hound head x


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