On Tuesday, we had the most beautiful, sunny, warmish day. I also had the day off of work for Veteran's Day (a big thank you to all of our service men and women, including both of my grandpas!), so we got to thoroughly enjoy two nice warm walks before our agility class and logged a total of 5 miles for the day.
|Our Garmin watch said this was our weather during our 4-mile walk.|
By Thursday, it was like we lived on a totally different planet. Snow was forecasted throughout Wednesday night into Thursday morning, so I got my hopes up for a snow day. But there was hardly even a dusting on the yard when we got up.
|Barley thinks this amount of snow is worthless.|
Thursdays are my short days, so I headed up 3 hours later and by the time I got home Barley was a happy dog--there was lots of snow to romp in.
The snow kept falling for hours. After our first play session, I ate some lunch and braced myself for a walk. We haven't missed a day since August 26, so we couldn't start now! The snow had really piled up by the time we headed out the door, but Barley didn't mind one bit. She kept sticking her head into snow drifts and prancing alongside me.
There were a few brief moments of color as a couple trees had colorful leaves still hanging on and one had beautiful red berries.
Our Garmin weather report looked significantly different after our final walk of the week. It should be illegal for the temperature to be less than half the temperature from earlier in the week!
Despite the fact that I had to bundle up and that my recently cleaned floors have now had snow slush tracked on them, it was fun seeing my girl have so much fun.
|She's spent most of the day looking out the window watching the snow.|
We had one small tragedy during our evening snow romp when one of Barley's favorite toys disappeared in the snow. I had my phone out so I could make a video of her joy to share with my southern friends and she tossed it up, kept running, and then the toy was gone. At the end of the video, you can see her running into a snow drift where she'd previously thrown her toy and she's absolutely sure her toy is going to be there again--and then it's not. It just breaks my heart. Luckily, as I was retracing her tracks and kicking snow around trying to find it, she found it on her own; I was almost certain we'd be missing that toy until spring.
We got in two separate short walks and two good play sessions in the backyard. Of course, Barley thinks we should have done more and kepts trying to lure me outside--but I've gotta ease into this snow thing again, so 2.2 miles of walking is all I had in me. Thanks to the beautiful weather at the beginning of the week, we logged 23.02 miles this week, so the short week last week has almost been made up for.
Barley and I hope that everyone else is having a warm FitDog Friday or at least getting to enjoy the same sort of glee Barley's been experiencing!