Monday, February 9, 2009

My Least Favorite Ingersoll

I have more Albuquerque pictures and stories, but since there was "an incident" last night, I have a much more pressing matter to share today.
Being a native Texan I'm pretty enthralled when it snows. Even in Beijing we didn't get but a snow flurry or two a year. So when it snows, I can't help but watch and enjoy. It started snowing yesterday (it's supposed to snow most of the week) and the babies even seem to like to look out the window with me. I'm not sure they're really excited about the snow, but the standing on the couch part seems to be a lot of fun.
But, alas, my love affair with the snow took a turn for the worse last night. About 3:30 A.M. Hunter (our dog) jumped off the bed and started whining. Since Jason had to get up for work this morning, I decided to be the good wife and go let Hunter out. Being that is was 3:30 A.M. and Hunter seems to like to sleep as much as I do, I figured I could just open the front door and let him run out to do his business. I could see it was snowing and obviously it was cold, so I stood at the front door peering out the window waiting on him. So what did Hunter do? Not what he was supposed to! Hunter decided to prance through the middle of the front yard and go down to the neighbors house. Now let me stop my story there and show you a picture of our front yard.
As you can see my front yard is really just a big pile of snow, so if I was to follow after Hunter I would have sunk up to my knees. But my first problem was that I needed to go put on 18 layers of clothing just to stick my toe outside. Since it was 3:30 I grabbed a pair of pajama pants, Jason's coat that was by the front door, and Jason's snow boots. I was quite a sight! Here I go marching down the street in over-sized boots trying to scream "Hunter!" as quietly as I could. Hunter could have cared less about the crazy woman wandering the snowy streets in her pajamas. He was having a grand old time just hanging out in the middle of the yard. I somehow got him to follow me (he was in the yard, I was in the street) and got him close enough to me where I could reach out a grab him...both of us covered in snow. Let's just say Hunter is doing his best to keep a low profile today. And I can assure you, I will not be marching around in the snow again tonight!


Anonymous said...

I guess that means - you're on your own at 3:30 this AM, Hunter - go for it!!
Beautiful snow pictures to those of us that aren't living in it.

Anonymous said...

BAD Hunter! Not exactly a fun thing to do at 3:30 in the morning--even w/o snow!
I, too, love the snow pictures.

Anonymous said...

You're going to have to learn to throw a lasso. "Git along little doggie". MR

Seth and Beth said...

Geez, you give 'em an inch and they take a mile, isn't that how it always goes? I guess Hunter will be making friends with the leash should he need any more middle of the night "relief" runs, huh?!