Sunday, January 30, 2011

not indigo

 release command, "ok!"
 ok! she replies
 dreary skies and more snow and deep cold predicted tonight. again.
 this one doesn't mind.
 exploring the roadside.
and she's back!
too much of a good thing, poor man's fertilizer. 
wendy doesn't mind. this winter, i do. 
it surprises me.

18 comments:

Fiona Dempster said...

She's a great snow-dog that one! Sorry this winter has been so harsh and so hard to handle. Shall stop complaining about our grey summer skies and rain! Altho its 40 degrees C where we are headed today eek!

Barry said...

V- cold, cold, cold - remind us only to visit you in fall or spring. Wendy does seem to revel in it - but she has a great coat. The dog at the cross roads shot is a good image. B

Velma said...

thank you fiona and barry for thinking about me here in the cold! wendy keeps me smiling. don't melt in the heat!

onesmallstitch said...

have you spun Wendy's brushings. Carded with a little Merino it makes beautiful yarn and even dyes well--and is very warm.

Hannah said...

my wendy! i miss her mum.
(of course, i miss you too)

Velma said...

jean, i spun old english sheepdog once, and that was it for dog. maybe i clean up too much dog hair to even think about spinning it!

kaite said...

wonderful snow dog. that top photo made me think of the phrase "the long way home", don't know why? take care up there in the cold, k.

aimee said...

even ben said he's going to have a big adjustment when he gets back to the north country! i wish we could all tolerate the cold like wendy does.

Velma said...

aimee, me too!
kaite, we had more than a mile left.

jude said...

it is so grey and cold. i wish i were a dog.

Deb G said...

We had a glorious sunny day, with windchill it was about 19 degrees. To the bones cold with the wind. Sometimes that seems worse than the gray, it's such a tease.

iNdi@na said...

sigh
i miss my dog
nice to see yours...

Velma said...

deb, oh, for some sunshine...
indie, wendy was dying to run and at 12 she still leaps into the deep snow, though she doesn't stay in it for long.
jude, four legs and the ability to adore sound like a great plan to me.

neki desu said...

embarrased to be complaining about the cold in madrid (¡_¡)

Susan said...

Our golden retriever is 13 and she is like a puppy in the snow. Rolls in it, eats it, bounds through it and buries her face in it. Fun to see your Wendy enjoying it. Most of the other dogs we know don't like it at all. Wishing you warmth and some sunshine...

Velma said...

wendy just loves snow, always has. i'm a little bit weary of the white stuff now, and there's way more coming, so they say. jude's had lots more than we have, but 26 below zero beats her out!

Susan said...

26 below is just nuts. It is raining ice here right now and may last until midnight. We are to have an inch or more of ice. Hearing it hitting the windows and roof is unnerving. The boys have hunted out their little flashlights...

Velma said...

oh, i HATE ice storms. take good care. i'll take the minus 26 over ice any day! (i think!)