7:30 a.m. and Mamie and I donned our morning ensembles: jacket, hat, scarf, gloves, boots for me and parka for her. We crunched outside across the deck to the back yard.
When we bought our house twenty years ago we were captivated by the view it offered down to our woods. After decades of trooping up and down the incline through spring planting, summer yard work, and leaf season, we now know the operative word was down.
Today Mamie and I learned that two inches of snow followed by rain followed by a freeze is not conducive to a morning constitutional around the property.
I was able to dig my heels in and stay stable, but when you’re a 10 ½ pound dog, it’s hard to gain purchase. She didn’t exactly slip, but her gait was reminiscent of those cartoons where the character runs but never goes forward.
I’m now off to run errands, assuming I can get up the slanted glaze ice of our driveway. Let’s hope the center of town is being salted right now for our afternoon walk.
every time I read stories like this I swear I won't complain about high summer, but of course I will.ReplyDelete
You are braver than I. My family is very opposed to me getting another dog because of the danger of falling it would pose for me walking it in winter weather. Good luck on your errands today. Stay safe.ReplyDelete
Taking care of snow is an art. We could be in Florida, taking care of cockroaches and alligators. No, I think not.ReplyDelete
Good luck. Despite the danges, and my woeful co-ordination I would MUCH prefer snow to our current temperatures.ReplyDelete
Be careful, it is icy all over up here, hip breaking ice:(ReplyDelete
Look after yourself! You don't need any injuries!ReplyDelete
You need a pair of those spike nailed boots the mountain climbers wear for good grip no slip.ReplyDelete
That is so cute, picturing Mamie's little feet slipping and sliding. I am terrified on ice. A couple of years ago I started down the front steps, not realizing there was ice. My foot slid off the first step and I landed on my side. Took me a minute to convince myself nothing was broken. Do be careful. :)ReplyDelete
Do be careful. I let ice get the better of me two years ago and I still have a bum shoulder as a reminder.ReplyDelete
I'm just now getting ready to start my day with a trip down icy patches on the road in 19-degree weather. That is after spending eight days in Florida where it was almost too hot to sleep at night. Sigh. :-(ReplyDelete