21 Jan


Well after all the rain..we have now had snow!!! Rudy and Rio love it and are keen to get out in it at every opportunity so I get wrapped up in so many layers I look like a Mummy and off we go!!!

I walked with some neighbours friday around some local fields that before the snow were under water but are now a real winter wonderland!!! We had quite a few Vicar of Dibley moments..when you confidently take a step forward and plunge knee deep into a hole, thus losing your balance and pitching forward head first into said snow drift!! Cue much hilarity from your “friends” and much concern from Rio who rushes back to see you are still breathing whilst Rudy has heard his favourite sound..a pheasant screeching and had taken off in hot pursuit!!!

That being said we had a lovely walk and the surrounding landscape looked beautiful so we stayed  out til it was dark and all went home wetter and colder than when we started  out but all agreed it had been fab!!!

I dried the dogs when we got home and was surprised to see the amount of snowballs stuck to them!! Rio’s back legs were festooned with them bless him and I did feel sorry for them both when I saw that between each claw was more snow!! However they were not bothered and they soon got dry and warm. The exertion of snow jumping obviously took it out of all of us and we all crashed out on the sofa that evening!!

Rio intent on finding something!!

Rio intent on finding something!!

Saturday I walked with my good friend Cath and Fern over Gretton Hill. Again quite hard going as the snow was so deep in places where it had drifted and also your foot plunged down through the snow , hit ice, crashed through that and ended up filling your boots with freezing cold muddy water!! Oh the joy!!

At the top of the hill we bumped into 2 guys running (must be crazy) and offered to close the gate for them. The one guy looked like he was going to cry at the offer as he was planning to use the gate as a support before he collapsed!!! So we left him to it and were just inspecting some strange hoof prints in the snow when we looked up and saw 2 beautiful full grown deer run along the track behind us!!

Needless to say all 3 dogs had missed them as they had put a pheasant up from the bushes and were all going after that!! All in all it was a lovely long walk, the type that when you get home you feel you can relax and enjoy a snooze!!! So we did!!


5 Responses to “Snowwwwww!!!!”

  1. Sue Cook January 21, 2013 at 1:29 pm #

    As nice as the snow may look, roll on summer!!!!

    • Jane Parry January 21, 2013 at 2:34 pm #

      Ah but will we get a summer this year???

  2. janh1 January 21, 2013 at 9:18 pm #

    Look, I hate to be picky, but your “friends” are missing so many You Tube opportunities by not videoing the whole walk. I’m desperate to see your Vicar of Dibley moments!! 😀

    I thought of you and kind of expected that the doggoes were having a great time. I snowballed the cats.. but it’s just not the same… 🙂

    • Jane Parry January 21, 2013 at 9:22 pm #

      I did 2 short videos of the boys in the snow !! Rio came back so balled up bless him as he us closer to the ground!!!

      Sent from my iPhone

  3. 2browndawgs January 22, 2013 at 1:13 am #

    Sounds like a wonderful walk. I suppose a pheasant would be of more interest than the deer. Of course Storm would be most interested in the deer droppings…lol.

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