Tuesday, December 2, 2008

First Snow

There's something about a first snowfall that makes animals act like babies. This winter has been abnormally warm and snow free, making today's snowfall a treat to behold. The light and fluffy snow covering makes everything fresh and new again.

Reba and Bella became doggy rockets. Zooming here and there, running for the sheer joy of it. Stopping now and then for a doggy snoodle in the snow. Even the Moxie the cat had to get into the action, waiting for the perfect moment to pounce out at the running dogs. The dogs and cat then took turns playing chase or sneak attack. You would think the cat would be waiting out the weather in the comfort of the dry barn. Instead she's in the think of things.

As I was completing the evening chores I was constantly tripping and stumbling over one exuberant animal or another. The horses had to prance and blow. Spooking at imagined evils. Acting as though the grain bucket, (you know the one they get their grain in every night) has suddenly grown horns and is going to eat them.

I can't help but smile. Snow and animals one of life's simple pleasures.

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