One family member loves the snow

I’ve fully chronicled my wish that the snow stay away from the our Little Bitty in the Syracuse city neighborhood of Eastwood. The reasons are many.

Snow removal of course is high on my list, right up there with my aversion to driving in it, on it, through it.

Through the screen it came.

Through the screen it came.

This week’s storm came through the screens on our back porch and built up on the equipment I keep stashed there. Among the covered clutter is a shovel and a roof rake in its several components.

Enjoying the moment is Ellie B aka Dogamous Pyle.

Enjoying the moment is Ellie B aka Dogamous Pyle.

Of course there is one family member still happy that this mild winter took this turn toward the Northeast U.S. Normal.

Ellie B aka Dogamous Pyle increases her let-me-out-please patter around the house every time the white stuff falls.

The dog digs it.

The dog digs it.

For no researched reason, I think the snow coverage keeps our Eastwood skunk underground, so to speak, so I’m more prone to allow dear dog to roam without a wary eye (and nose) of supervision. But this time I took my iPad Air out to catch her in action.

Happy dog, happy day.

Does your pet enjoy snow or prefer to get out and back indoors? Do you think the snow cover makes it dog-safer in regard to the skunk coming around our backyard? Have you ever had to rake the roof of your house, and do you realize how physically demanding it is?

43 thoughts on “One family member loves the snow

  1. My dog has never seen snow – he’d probably freak out! Roof rakes . . . hmmm . . . I always wondered how people got all that snow off when it was more than the sun could melt quickly – sounds painful & a little dangerous ๐Ÿ˜‰

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  2. When we lived in Liverpool, New York, our indoor cats would watch the snow fall from the warmth of our kitchen. Mark, I’ve always thought that’s the best way to appreciate snow. If only … we didn’t have to go out on treacherous, icy roads to get food, supplies, and go to work and/or school. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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  3. Oh goodness, raking snow off of a roof sounds dreadfully dangerous!! Please tell me that last question was a joke? I’m a southerner, so I don’t know this white powdery stuff of which you speak. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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  4. Fortunately, I have never had to rake my roof. My dog doesn’t enjoy going outside when it snows. But every time she does and comes back in she seems more playful. Like you, I don’t like to shovel it, drive on it, or deal with it. But, we need the moisture.

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  5. Cody absolutely loves romping in the new fallen snow! As for the roof, hubby had to clean if off last year – so far this year, there hasn’t been much snow on it. But we are ready for those ice dams. We had an outside plug installed and have the roof wires ready to go. That’s probably why this winter has been more mild. You’re welcome.

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    • The rake is popular here because you can use it from the ground, Craig, so the clearing can be done without the danger of climbing up on the roof to shovel.

      I’m glad your old pitbull is still around to turn the nose up at the snow. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  6. Yes on the roof raking ! The dogs always seem to enjoy it. Even when the snow is so deep that they can’t scale it . We used to have to shovel a “toilet” maze in our Michigan back yard. โ˜บ

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  7. Yay! I love posts about Ellie!
    My pooches are snuggled upstairs with daddy…too cold for them to even lift their noses out of the covers. What would our lives be without our four-legged loves?

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    • Last year the roof rake was needed, and the snow was particularly heavy, Beth. Tired arms! I’m glad you haven’t needed to resort to the rake for the Happy Cottage in Ann Arbor. ๐Ÿ™‚

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