Snow is in the news. Chet comes upon it for the first time in The Dog Who Knew Too Much (below) but there’s plenty more in It’s A Wonderful Woof, the Chet and Bernie Christmas/holiday novel appearing in October (after Tender Is The Bite in July, “both preorderable” – Mrs. Publicist’s pushy mom).

“Snow, big guy.”

Snow? I’d heard of it, of course, seen it lots of times on TV during the divorce, when for some reason Bernie had really gotten into skiing videos. The snow sent coldness up into the air. I sniffed at it. Snow went right up my nose! I sneezed. Bernie laughed. I licked at the snow. It turned into water on my tongue, although not much water. Bernie picked some up and patted it – hey! – patted it into the shape of a ball. Yes! One thing about Bernie: just when you think he’s done with amazing you, he amazes you again. Now, after all this time, I was just finding out he could turn snow into a ball. I knew what was coming next, one of my favorite feelings.


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7 Responses to “Snow”

  1. B. Stover
    10:10 am on February 19th, 2021

    We have about one foot of snow here and icicles. The sun is shining brightly on them today.

    Good day to all.

  2. Herd of Hounds
    11:11 am on February 19th, 2021

    Happy Boo Bear day to all!
    Our half inch of the white stuff has gone. Bright sun but still quite chilly like 34°.
    We enjoy those snowballs but we really really like the ice crust on the waiting pool. It’s so fun to jump on and chunk up and bite.
    We hope everyone has a wonderful weekend.

  3. Wose-The Small and Meek
    11:47 am on February 19th, 2021


    We have snow on top of snow, and it is still lightly snowing. I love Chet’s reaction to snow!

    Good day to all!

  4. BooBear
    7:18 pm on February 19th, 2021

    Hi, guys! Finally got above freezing here today. Bright sun melted a lot of the snow. Also have a lot of people with frozen pipes thawing and bursting. It seems like one disaster after another. Mom and Aunt were very lucky through all this. My other aunt (she lives in Houston) is having to have repairs done for busted pipes. Luckily, she has grown kids down there close to her to help.

  5. Riõ - The Evil Pug
    8:38 pm on February 19th, 2021

    Boo!…We are warming up a little bit too…sniff!…But I still cannot get outside of my little patio much to my friend’s chagrin….grunt!fart!

  6. Riõ - The Evil Pug
    8:41 pm on February 19th, 2021

    Warm!…Here means it finally got above 20 degrees almost…wheeze!…Above freezing comes next week according the those stupid weather people who never get anything right. Plus! they never get fired for being WRONG!…gruffle!

  7. mlaiuppa
    3:55 am on February 21st, 2021

    I thought of taking Diana pawPrints to visit the snow but currently the local mountains are pretty bare. Plus there are logistics problems.

    First, she would need a coat and booties. She has booties for her scentwork because she doesn’t like to walk on slick surfaces, but for snow she would need something much more insulated with better treat. $44 for a pair of Muttluck and she would need two pair. Plus, having short hair she would likely be more comfortable with a coat. She has a slight undercoat but not enough for those temperatures.

    Then there is the location. Dogs are only allowed in a few on leash. The only place she could enjoy snow off leash is only open to dogs from Nov. 1 to December 31 or maybe it’s Jan 1. At any rate it’s now February and there is no place she is welcome and right now not enough snow to make the trip worthwhile. It would be about 45 min to an hour, plus trying to find a parking spot. Weekdays are better and early in the morning. I think we’d do better to leave in the afternoon, stay overnight, then play in the morning and return in the afternoon. That way we would be driving against traffic. But again, I haven’t seen any place to stay that is dog friendly. So I’m afraid frolicking in the snow isn’t in the cards for Diana.

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