As I’ve written about the snow piling up around our Little Bitty the past few days here in the Syracuse city neighborhood of Eastwood, somebody asked me in a comment about the reaction of Ellie B aka Dogamous Pyle.
Well, Diana, I do believe you will be able to see for yourself.
Not one of the tracks surrounding our beloved rescue mutt is a human footprint at this point. Neither myself nor my dear wife Karen had stepped off our covered back porch to venture that far out in our backyard since the Nor’easter came through midweek. It’s far too easy to open the door to let Ellie B scoot down to do her thing.
She loves to feel the cool wind and run. Her tracks cross themselves haphazardly in happy dog trails to nowhere in particular and everywhere her Ellie B spirit moves her.
Her thing includes hauling out her rawhide “bones” and any number of plushie squeak toys to bury in the white stuff. I stepped down off the porch with my iPad Air to better capture her in action as she goes deep. The snow-covered, pale green toy next to her nose was under the snow until she unearthed it a moment before this. The bone is one of several she has out in the yard, and is about to replace it.
Of course, when she comes up for air, there are telltale signs of her digging fascination. Ellie B remembers where she leaves her treasures. Great nose under that snow.
And like many 4-year-olds, parental approval is still important to our sweet Ellie B aka Dogamous Pyle.
Have you had a pet who enjoys playing in the snow, and if so, what were the trademark moves? Is your yard full of animal tracks, domestic or wild, and can you figure out which species has left all of them? Have you found surprises in your yard come a spring melt, and if so, what have they been?