Monday, March 3, 2014

Oh My Dog

It rained, it sleeted, it iced, there was thunder and lightning and it snowed then the temperatures dropped down to 11 degrees and EVERYTHING froze solid. When we got up this morning our back door was frozen solid and we still can't open it (thankfully Mom was able to gt the doggie flap working) - we have a north facing house and with the wind coming from the north look what we saw when we open the garage door this morning. But do you notice something - in the second picture - I am NOT sinking - this is all solid and frozen hard.

Dad was supposed to be going to Ohio today but there is no way he could get the car out and drive to the airport and to make it worse - we only have 3 snow plows to cover 8 counties and they only do the main roads when and if they can get to them. The good news is the power stayed on for us - many many places around us don't have power.

The wind is still howling so it feels even colder then it is and I even had to hunker down between these shrubs while Mom took a quick photo. Mom is only letting us out if we absolutely have to go because we just slip and slide across the deck and I already went splat and had trouble getting back up again. The big question is how we are ever going to get out - because we just can't move piles of solid ice. They are saying it will be Friday before it warms up enough to start melting this.


  1. We didn't get sleet and ice but we did get more snow. We are so over winter; they reported on the news that it is the coldest winter in 20 years.

  2. Oh boys your house looks like our house!!! Maggie kept sliding around also.
    Stay in and stay warm.
    stella rose

  3. Oh not more. We feel so sorry for you all. Enough of this crappy weather already. We are due for warmer weather at the end of the week too. We just want the rain to stop over here. Have a marvellous Monday and stay warm and safe.
    Best wishes Molly

  4. Oh dear hog heavens. That is a lot of snow my friends. Shakes piggy head. We are so over winter! Please be safe and warm! XOXO - Bacon

  5. Goodness that is lots of snow and ice.
    Please be careful out there!
    I'll stop moaning about our rain now
    that I see your snow/ice
    xo Cinnamon

  6. Eeesh! That looks awful! In contrast, our weather is so warm, Mom and Dad are going to break out their bicycles because their cross-country ski track has all but melted away. All things considered, I'd definitely take our weather over yours. Stay safe and warm!!!

    *kissey face*
    -Fiona and Abby the Hippobottomus

  7. We should write a petition to send Mr. Winter back to north pole. Please stay warm and comfy.

  8. Jeeez guys, you like StellaRose all snowed in. Keep warm and safe xxoxxx

    Mollie and Alfie

  9. Brr! And here I was complaining all weekend because it was so cold bit DIDN'T snow! I take it back. The flooding rain is fine. :)

  10. Oh my! That is incredible! I think your Dad might just have to take the whole week off! Or get a big blow torch. Stay inside where it's safe you guys, this is dangerous weather!

  11. Oh boy, you guys got walloped! I can't imagine only having 3 plows for that many roads. That's awful.

    I hope you get a thaw soon and that you have enough food in your house to last you a few days.

    Be careful.

  12. OH MY DOG is RIGHT !!! We "THOUGHT" that WE had it bad up here in OHIO... butt YOU got it WORSE than WE did...
    OMD... that is SO not what you are accustomed to. No WAY fur you to be prepared for THAT amount of Snow.
    OH MY.... With the CRUST over the snow it will TRULY take a LOT of SUN POWER to get it to MELT AWAY.
    OH MY DOG We are SOOOO very much sorry. Glad that YOU have Powers, butt SORRY that you got that HORRID weather...
    We are sorry that your dad was not able to get to OHIO... WHERE In OHIO, BTW??? BUTT we are GLAD that he is SAFE at HOME with YOU.
    We PRAY that you continue to be SAFE and WARM.

  13. OMD! What a rotten trick after you beautiful days!!!! Who's going to patrol your parks and make sure the beavers don't return??!!!

    XXXOOO Bella & Roxy

    Is your dad going to see Frankie and Ernie?

  14. Not fun!! Im glad you still have power.

  15. Gahhhh, that looks so deep!
    Hope it is gone soon.
    Dip and Elliot x

  16. Welcome to our world!!!! Seriously, glad you are all ok. What you just photographed is what we have been dealing with since December :)

  17. Oh my goodness. Stay save guys. Or better yet, pop over the Pond to Nottingham!
    Toodle pip!
    Bertie (back home now in Aberdeen now, actually).

  18. Oh no! You guys got the really bad stuffs! We pray you don't lose your power! Stay safe, guys!

    Love ya lots♥
    Mitch and Molly

  19. Ice is the worst! We're lucky we only got a little ice and mostly snow, so it wasn't slippery and was safe to walk and play in.


  20. We had lots of snow as well but no sleet. It sounds scary that you couldn't get the door opened; glad your dad didn't travel. Have a great evening.
    Noreen & Hunter

  21. OoH my dat is some kerAzy weather you has! Stay safe and stay warm!

    Woofs and Licks,
    Maggie Mae and Max

  22. Boy you guys got it a lot worse then us, ours was melting today with all the sun and we only managed 20 degrees!

  23. Oh my! This is completely another world compared with ours. I won't know how to live and survive in your weather. That must be so cold and the ice doesn't look very friendly either.

    Hope everything is okay at home and the ice thaws as soon as possible.

    Take care and stay warm!

  24. OMD.....these pictures make us chilly!!!

    Dory, Jakey, Arty & Bilbo

  25. Wows....I don't think even I could do enough snow zoomies to melt THAT!!
    Sorry guys! Hopes your mountains of snow and ice melt soon!
    Ruby ♥

  26. And here we have been complaining about how we didn't get much snow - thank dogness we didn't get all that ice on top of our sleet. We hope the sun will shine there and melt a lot of it quickly. Be careful out there, and your Mom too.

    Woos - Phantom, Ciara, and Lightning

  27. This snow and weather is crazy. Keep warm

  28. It's best if dad stays home. This weather is nutty. We had rain like cats and dogs
    Lily & Edward

  29. Wow... that's a lot of snow!

    In Switzerland, to see that much snow we have to go up in the mountains, but you have it right by your doorstep!

  30. Oh my gosh! That is cold and freezing! Stay safe and warm!

    Monty and Harlow

  31. Oh my goodness! That sure is a lot off snow we hope your safe and warm. Milo & Jet

  32. Yikes!! I don't believe I've ever experienced cold quite like you are - that is nuts!

  33. I can honestly say that I truly understand! And I know how much worse it is for those that don't normally get this kind of weather, like us. My grandma has a north facing house too, all the snow from the yard across the street ends up in her driveway and it looks like your picture. Hang in there guys! Love Dolly

  34. I don't know how you all can handle this kind of winter! Ice makes it so much worse, right? I'm glad you're staying warm and safe inside.


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