Wednesday, December 19, 2007

More pictures!

Mommy's finally on the computer that has the pictures on it, so prepare to be bombarded!

First, pictures of the snow we got on Sunday. It's still falling a bit, but not as much as I'd like.
This is our street. Actually, the house directly behind the stop sign is ours. Of course these snowdrifts are from what was cleared from the street, but even on our front lawn I'm wading at least chest deep in snow and I have nice long legs!
Gotta love the snow. I'm still not sure about this whole mushing thing, though. Mommy's waiting to get my real harness to try again. So far, I'm not all that happy about it. I want to lie in bed with my harem and be petted all day. Mommy's slightly depressed about this.

In other news, I have been hard at work guarding mommy's room from possible intruders.
Actually, I was sleeping. Why Mommy had to get up at that godawful hour to take pictures of me is beyond me. Hmph.

The Army of Four were saying the other day that they don't do outfits. Well, when I wake mommy up at 5AM because I got stuck trying to look at the pretty snow and she has to rescue me from behind the ficcus plant, apparently I have to get dressed up.
As if the santa hat wasn't enough, she had to mail this out as a christmas card to her La Patte Douce card exchange. Then she said that since I'm supposedly a sled dog, I should infiltrate Santa's reindeer. I don't think so. Now that's her la Patte Douce forum avatar. I have been publicly humiliated. I demand treats.

Here's a bad picture of the old cellphone case. The white triangle-thing is supposed to be my face and that's the part that is made out of my fur, felted onto the brown wool. Mommy has a hard time taking good pictures of things, so there'll be a better picture of the gorgeous new case. Granny's been getting a lot better at making pretty things with that machine. Now if only I could find a way to get at those colourful rovings that look so fun to play with...

Until next time,

Sunday, December 16, 2007

More snow

Monday 2 weeks ago we got about 2 feet of snow. This was good. I appreciated it. Unfortunately, all too soon it was still there, but all tamped down and not quite as fun. I still enjoyed zooming around in it, but there was something missing.

Today, my prayers have been answered. It's been snowing non-stop and the temperature has been hanging around -10 Celcius (that's about 10 Farenheit). It's heavenly. We got to go "play in the schnee" (schnee, pronounced shnay, is the german word for snow and mommy finds it funny so she uses it), but not for very long. Mommy says that if she finishes her paper before 10, she'll take the sled out and we can go play with the sled.

That;s another interesting thing that's happened to me recently: mommy has decided I need a job. More specifically, she says I should do what I was bred to, which is to pull sleds. So we now have a very pretty one-person sled that mommy is nuts about. Me, not so much. I really don't know how I feel about a big thing following me around everywhere. We don't get my pulling harness until christmas, so I can't pull for real with the little walking harness that used to belong to cousin Gaia, but Mommy's been trying to get me used to it. Ah well. At least I get to play outside more. And she says that I'll be able to really run, with this sled! That sounds like fun. I'll take pictures tomorrow when it's light out and no longer snowing. And on the 26th, with my real harness.

Oh, about the pictures of the cellphone case... Granny wants to redo it. She says that it's not pretty enough and that my fur deserves better. So I'll wait for the new version to post them.


Thursday, December 13, 2007


I know I haven't blogged in a while, my mommy's going through something she calls the "end of the session" which involves a lot of hogging the laptop and being at the evil university place. But today, I just wanted to post a brief note in memory of my friend Thrawn who has just crossed the rainbow bridge.

Thrawn and I never met in person, but his blog was one of the first mommy started reading. She was completely charmed by his crystal blue eyes and his curious expression. The pictures of his pranks from his younger days (especially the flour picture) made mommy laugh so hard she showed it to all her friends. She worried about him (and his mommy) throughout his many health problems. It's very hard to make mommy cry, but when she read about his passing today, she burst into tears. The world has lost a good husky who managed to charm his way into our hearts and get pretty much whatever he wanted including an amazing, loving home and pack. He will be sorely missed.

Thrawn, I hope you're somewhere where there's perpetual snow, cold and many other friends to keep you company.

Maryann, our thoughts, prayers and love are with you. Losing a dog is hard, especially when the dog is as wonderful as Thrawn.

We will miss you, Thrawn.

Louka and his mommy.