Thursday, December 10, 2009

'Tis The Season

'Tis the season alright... for frigid temperatures!!! I am guessing this is Earl's first serious experience with the white stuff... and he seems to be doing okay. Although the temperatures have been quite chilly as of late, -29C/-20F. Earl has grown accustomed to his booties (thanks to Judy at The Dog House and her JudyMade products) and his super-warm winter coat is the talk of the neighbourhood.

Earl seems to get a kick out of the white stuff. He likes to lag behind me while we walk... snuffling in the snow with his nose... then he springs to life and gallops past me... stopping again to snuffle around in the snow until I am six feet past him... then starts all over again.

With the weather getting colder and colder I finally had to give up my usual winter apparel consisting of a polar fleece jacket and a down-filled vest, replacing it with a heavy-duty parka, new gloves and a fur hat. Upon further examination, it seems the fur on the hat is.... RABBIT! Which explains Earl's keen interest in the hat!

My daughter is home from school for Christmas, and the main gift she got from Santa was her new digital SLR camera. Naturally, Earl is her main subject.