Slow Mo Elsie, playing with snow earlier today.
A week and a half or so ago, I mused with a rather smug tone that I suspected we’d seen the back of the winter. ‘Winter’s last hurrah’ I spouted. I didn’t expect to see quite this volume of snow until we’d had at least a semblance of summer, a smattering of autumn behind us. Today though (for the benefit of those who either don’t live in Harrogate, or have had the shutters up all day) it’s been snowing. Quite a lot. Enough to allow a couple of fun mini adventures into the afore mentioned.
The first of which was at around 06:30 this morning – slightly earlier than normal – where we got to meet the slightly earlier shift of dog walkers. (Most dog walkers, I’ve discoved are incredibly habitual to the point of clock workery). Elsie (a dog) was full of the joys of spring. She loved the snow and was overjoyed to find a Rotweiller and a Basset to play with. She played the ‘I’m the fastest dog’ game until the basset lost his patience and stood and barked a steady “stop running, you stupid dog” bark for a while. Lovely watching them play – a good representation of three of the main types of dog – Guard, Hound and Gun. Woof.
We also saw a majestic pack of Huskies off in the distance – about 6 of them looking totally in their element amidst the snow.
After a bit of a snoozle, then Sophie and I (the boys had vanished into the snow with their friends by this point) went for a bimble. We took Elsie dog, a sledge and found some slopes. Elsie helped take the strain of Sophie on the sledge.Some nice ‘Dada and Sophie time’. Nice day.. now time for a quick pint me thinks.