Our first snow of the season back in November was kind of a bust. It didn’t last very long before it melted, and I lamented the fact that Cricket was not very excited about it like she usually is.
Today the crew is thankful for more snow! We got two small storms last week and then this Monday a bigger one of a few inches, so now we have a lot of snow on the ground. I am thankful for the fact that this time Cricket was excited about it! Waking up to fresh snow is the best as far as she is concerned. On Monday morning, instead of going back to sleep like she usually does, Cricket was running around the house with toys, like a kid on Christmas. Now that’s my girl.
Luckily I had decided to take the day off from work (I hate driving in the stuff), so we were able to get out early to play. I didn’t get any photos that day, but we’ve been playing every day since and I got a few yesterday. You might notice all the snow is trampled down in the photos, showing how much time we’ve been spending out there!
While I hate driving in it, I love the beauty of the snow, and I love how much the K9 crew loves it. It’s more work to get out there now – Luke needs a coat or sweater, and Cricket needs her boots, and then of course I have to bundle up! Looking through the photos I took just made me smile, and that makes it all worth it. Snow is more forgiving on their joints too, making for softer landings, and it gives them such a good work out. Even Luke seems a bit more tired in the evenings now. I’m looking forward to getting my snowshoes out soon so we can all explore out in the woods some more.
What am I most thankful for though? I’m thankful that they have their captain and the team is back together and in action!
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