Thursday, November 24, 2011

The First Snowfall, Halifax

We had our first snowstorm of the season in Halifax yesterday. I had forgotten how much our dogs (and Mike) hate the snow. They look so ridiculous hopping around in the snow like bunnies so their stomachs and feet are touching the snow as little as possible. The dogs, that is, not Mike. Although he looks a little ridiculous too, all squinty and cursing when he gets snowflakes in his eyes.

A handsome version of ridiculous, of course.

In the pups' defence, they don't have much hair. Actually, Ellie doesn't have any hair on her stomach. So the first snow fall means the dog coats are coming out of storage soon. A necessary (embarrassing) evil for hairless pups. Luckily we just have to make it through another month and a half of winter weather.

Unfortunately, we know this snow won't stay for Christmas, which is pretty much the only thing that snow is really good for, besides skiing, and being a good excuse to splurge on Starbucks peppermint hot chocolates.

As if snow wasn't permission enough to start doing Christmas things, today is American Thanksgiving. My favourite part of American Thanksgiving is watching all of the parades on TV, because, even though I'm Canadian, the Macy's parade means that the Christmas season has begun.

Happy Thanksgiving, American readers! We're thankful to have you all continue reading, despite our little blogging hiatus last month. We're also thankful for snow plows, thoughts of returning to a sunny island soon, and twinkly Christmas lights. Watch for holiday-themed posts, coming soon!

- Jess

p.s.  okay, okay. snowflakes make me squint too.


  1. I love snow! You look so cute with your little pups, they seem to love it.

  2. I'm so jealous that your winter weather is about to end and ours is just starting. BRR! My pug LOVES running as fast as possible in circles in the snow. I love it. Love the ears flying in the air too!


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