Frosty the Snow Dog!

I just ran in for a minute to let you know that the snow has been plentiful in my woods. Once it started, it would not stop! The temps were below zero for more than a week…..I am so glad to find that shedding is reversible! I make a polar bear look underdressed right now! This weather is great and has felt like an early Christmas! My friends were all huddled indoors, but I have been outside so much that I haven’t had any time to write. I made some snow men so I could have company. Got to go!

Let the snowy adventure continue!

Kickstarter – Waiting


This Kickstarter thing might just be adding to the “waiting game” because now I am glued to the sky and the computer -one eye on each, watching for backers and snowflakes! I had a great idea though! What if I make snowflakes out of paper and decorate my dog house with them? Then at least when I am at home, it will feel wintery. The only problem is, I’m not very good with scissors! I’d probably be better off asking Sapphire the cat if she has any spare hair balls laying around. They’re white! Although she is a bit of a neat freak; I can’t imagine that she would keep such things on hand. That would be more of a Tepkins the frog type of thing to do and green scaly skin just doesn’t say “winter” to me.

Or maybe I’ll just go back to the seasonal bucket list and try to “work” through Fall. What’s next on the list? ….. “Go to a football game.” Well, let’s give that a shot – at least that involves people running and a little excitement. Maybe that will help to pass the time.

Let the football game begin!

P.S. I don’t think I can make Kickstarter backers out of paper! Or can I? Click HERE to go to! Or click HERE to read an article about “The First Snowflake of Winter” that came out on the USA Swimming page yesterday!


First Frost!

Good news! There was frost on my pumpkin this morning! Okay, that’s just a saying. I haven’t gotten a pumpkin yet (it’s a few items down on my Pinterest seasonal bucket list still), but you know what I mean. Frost! That’s a sign that we are moving in the right direction…towards winter!

Let the frosty adventure begin!

Seasonal Bucket List from Pinterest

My friends are out there soaking up these warm Fall days. They are teasing me for watching the sky for signs of snow. They joke that I have my head in the clouds. It’s not my head as much as my eyes! I will admit that at times, the “snow vigil” does get a little dull. Especially on the days where the heat is thick and my hopes are thin. I have gotten a seasonal bucket list for Fall from Pinterest and will attempt to do some of the things from the list today to see if that passes the time. First on the list, “drink some apple cider.” That sounds like a plan.

Let the “list” adventure begin!

Forever Summer?!

I saw a bumper sticker that made me cringe….”forever summer” …that’s what it said. I shudder at the thought! I am beginning to wonder if that is indeed what is happening here. It is STILL summer. The air is still warm and even a little muggy. There is no frost on my pumpkin. There is no wood smoke in the air. There are no orange-wearing hunters wandering the woods. It seems that it may forever be summer, for there are no visible signs of Fall yet. I hope that the bumper stickers are just a cruel joke on someone’s part and that it will not indeed be forever summer! There’s only one way to find out….

Let the waiting continue!

Home Sweet Home

The trip was a success! I have a freezer full of Salmon and crab. The fish were biting and the change of scenery helped to pass the time.

But as Dorothy said, “there’s no place like home.”

Never underestimate the power of home. Home is a comforting force of nature that can not be explained, but only felt. The sights are familiar, the things that go bump in the night only soothe and never startle you at home, the smells flood the mind with a sense of belonging. Home is a good place. It is easy to forget that when you take it for granted. That was enough adventure this time.

Let the peace and quiet begin!



Almost Fall?

It’s that beautiful time of summer. There are storm clouds and cool breezes. It’s a tease that Fall could be nearby. It’s a reprieve from my constant panting and hiding in the shade. The huckleberries line the bushes in the woods and the nights are just a little bit longer and a little bit cooler. Surely it must almost be Fall!

Let the adventure begin!

“Dog Awake”

Where did the saying “dog tired” come from? Not all dogs are typically tired, are they? Okay, Lucy the black lab is almost always asleep when I go to her place. But that’s just one dog. I’m a dog, and I can often be found doing other things. I love adventure! I tried to hibernate through summer and couldn’t even really properly nap to pass the time. What about being “dog awake” or “dog adventurous”? I like the sound of that!

Let the “dog adventure” begin!

Saint Bernard or Slim?

Who decided that the word “husky” would mean that someone is built stocky, heavy set, or big boned? There is even a clothing size called “husky” (which is not to be confused with the other clothing size “slim” – humph). I am a runner; that’s what all huskies love to do. I’m not “husky” and yet I am a husky. Confusing, isn’t it?! I’ll admit that at times my fur is a little fluffy, but all in all I have a rather athletic look. I saw a Saint Bernard the other day that looked like it had eaten one too many bowls of kibble, if you catch my drift. He didn’t look like much of a runner, either. Maybe the size could be renamed “Saint Bernard”?

Let the husky adventure begin!