Sunday, November 23, 2008

Cool Runnings

Two inches of soft powdery snow = the perfect racing surface for greyhounds! They tiptoed out of the door, with that "eek it's cold, don't make me go out there" expression they sometimes have, then realised it was snow. They both took off for the gate, then ran back, ran round me in circles, back to the gate, then towed me down the road. At eight o'clock on a Sunday morning, we were the first ones out, and had a pristine world to walk in. And run in. Herbie was full of the joys of snow, pelting down the track just because he could.

Now they're both sleeping it off. If the snow lasts till this afternoon, I'll take some pictures. In the meantime, it's preventing me from going to Homebase for paint, so we're having a quiet day in. I got the keys to the new house yesterday, and I've taken this coming week off work to do some decorating, consult with builders, and all the routine tasks that you can't do from the office. It's unfortunate that the new house is well off even a secondary gritter route, but this snow isn't scheduled to last.


Lesley Rigby said...

It's amazing just how like children dogs are! I can imagine them going wild & hope to see some photos soon.
Good Luck in the new house. It must have an awful lot of pluses going for it being so far away from a main road. Sheer country bliss I'll bet!

Ari_1965 said...

My first reaction is always "2 inches--that's nothing" and then I remind myself that what is practically no snow at all where I'm from is much more of a hassle where you are.

Greyhounds in the Snow--I can see it as a painting.

Cheryl said...

Sounds like Herbie has plenty of energy! Good to hear!