Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Oliver's Musings on Snow

Are you serious?  It is 6 a.m..  There is almost 23 inches of snow on the ground.  The snow is still falling.  The wind is howling and.......you want me to go outside?  I'm only 23 inches tall at my shoulder.  This will mean only my head will be above the snow!  A treat?  I'll get a treat?  Hmmm, what kind of treat?



  I did go out.  It was not a pleasant experience.  I got a super treat.  They kept saying "Good dog Oliver"!  I am a good dog.



My view from the bedroom.  That's my "chasing squirrels" tree.  I don't know where those squirrels are at the moment--enjoying all those nuts they stored I suppose."


The hydrangea tree that I love to sniff in summer.  I don't think those are blooms.


A view from the porch.  I wonder if my mailman friend will come today.  The paper carrier didn't.  He's probably stuck on Lakeshore Drive.


My bird buddies headed south quite some time ago.  I don't think they plan on returning anytime soon.


Where's the gargoyle?


This is my "after what I've been through I deserve to be snuggled down in these pillows" look.  It's working!

Keep warm my friends, especially those of you who find frequent trips outside necessary.

26 comments:

  1. Very cute, Oliver! My dog, Powder is also shocked that I'm forcing him outside to do "his business." Too bad he never learned how to use the toilet. Boy, that would come in handy now.

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  2. Poor Oliver; life is tough!
    The groundhog said spring will be here soon! Take heart.

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  3. So sorry Oliver! Try not to eat or drink too much and maybe you won't have to go out very often! Take heart, spring is on its way! Carla

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  4. Oh OLiver, you poor poor baby, out in all that snow? hope it melts fast for you. you are so sweet in that first photo and looking handsome and comfy in the last.

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  5. omg this is so cute. I love Oliver! You have totally inspired me to craft a guest post written from the perspective of my pup Honey. Don't be discouraged Oliver... the groundhog said we are in for an early spring~

    Michelle

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  6. Cute post! Poor Oliver...he is trooper. Hope the snow disappears soon so he can see the gargoyle and enjoy his hydrangea tree again!

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  7. We have five dogs and they do NOT like going out in the bitter cold we've been having! They eventually go though and make a beeline back into the warm room!

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  8. I just saw your comment and I thank you!!
    I'm sure Oliver appreciates all you do for him!!

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  9. Oliver to TOO precious!! Cuddle up on that couch..that is what I would do.

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  10. My parrots said they will send you some feathers so you can make some wings and fly over the snow to your potty place. But that may take a few more days. They doubt you can hold it so they suggest you be super quick and hop in and out of the snow drifts.

    Hang in there they say, they hope it melts off quickly for you.

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  11. Aww poor puppy! Our dog LOVES the snow. She's absolutely the tiniest thing ever but the only thing she's intimidated by is rain. weird.

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  12. Oh, poor Oliver!! And of course nothing good to smell, all the good smells are buried under the snow!! Hmmm....how about asking mommy for a squirrel video game to see you though the rest of the winter?

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  13. Oh my god!!!! 23 inches!!!! Toooo much fun to be had!

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  14. The storm looks fiercesome, Bonnie. I'm glad your pantry and refrigerator are well-stocked. Stay warm and dry. Blessings...Mary

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  15. Oliver
    You are a funny dog. We have alot of snow here in Kansas too.
    Now we have bitter wind chills to deal with. AND school is called off again.

    Stay warm!

    Melinda

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  16. Hi Bonnie, WOW--you all really got a ton of snow.... Hope you don't have to go out in it for a few days..

    Poor Oliver.... I understand that he HAS to go outside to do his business... Poor Guy---glad he got an extra treat for doing that.

    Take care, Bonnie, and stay SAFE.
    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  17. Isn't this snow something else? I live in Elkhart, IN and we are having the same thing. Up past my knees, before I shoveled! Oh, my dog, Zippy, says to tell Oliver not to complain...Zippy is a pug!!! Stay warm!

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  18. LOL! I loved the guest post of your assistant, Oliver! He is blessed to have such a good caretaker and home. I feel sorry for all the animals outside during this cold! I saw a little mockingbird sitting on our fence yesterday afternoon as I was heading out to meet the plumber at one of The Old Girls and I just wanted to scoop him up and snuggle him inside my jacket. Brrrr... Stay warm, Bonnie!

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  19. With mothers like us...our dogs have a very pampered life...stop your whining Oliver. LOL
    My little 'Sushi' is a quarter of Oliver's size and just loves when he gets to rumble with the snow.

    I guess every dog handles it differently. Now, to get 'Sushi' to go to bed when I tell him to...well that's a story for another day ;o)

    Love the winter wonderland from your view Bonnie.
    Btw...stunning photo of your son...great model potential!

    Have a great day,
    Claudia

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  20. Thanks for the snow photos, Bonnie. I just can't imagine all that snow. And now the freezing temperatures. It's too cold for anybody to be outside.

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  21. What a cutie you are, Oliver. Not fun weather for people or animals!

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  22. Such a cute post! I remember years ago when we lived in Michigan, we had a Yorkie. He went bounding out after our first deep snow and disappeared into a drift. Poor thing. But he was a good boy, did his business and we carried him back in!

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  23. Oh my...poor Oliver and anyone else who had to trudge through that snow! I know all too well the havoc it creates since we had two feet of snow the day after Christmas and more deposited on top of that a few times since. This has not been a fun winter by any means!
    My cat is quite happy he is an indoor cat and not expected to make ouside visits to do his business :)

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  24. Poor Oliver! For your sake, I hope the snow clears up soon!

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  25. He's such a beautiful boy with equally beautiful brown eyes. Stay warm Oliver!

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