Snow Dogs


The winter storm blew through and let us unscathed with much less snow and ice than predicted and the sun made an appearance yesterday to help melt some of it away.


We feel very fortunate to have power after watching all the storm coverage. . .


And are thankful to be able to sweep away inches of snow, rather than shoveling feet of it, or in need of a snow plow.


The white stuff is a grand adventure for Chloe, who loves having access to all the shaved ice she can eat.



Gracie however thinks snow is overrated, cold, and doesn’t care to get her feet wet. . .


But enjoys the shaved ice buffet too.



If you were in the path of the Winter Storm Jonas, we hope you’re warm and safe! ♥



Snow Dogs

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  40 comments for “Snow Dogs

  1. Ellen Stillabower
    January 24, 2016 at 9:38 am

    Be careful don’t accidentally shovel those little snowballs!!! We dodged a big one here in Indiana and are very grateful!!! We even had sun if we can just get the 70 degree temps with it!!! Glad you dodged a big one too!!! 😀❄️⛄️🌨❄️🌨🙏🏻

  2. January 24, 2016 at 9:44 am

    Chloe and Gracie always make me smile, Mary! Thanks for sharing their snowy fun with us. I loved the picture, also, of the rising sun and the reflections in the water. Happy Sunday to all of you!

  3. January 24, 2016 at 9:48 am

    Mary, I’m with Gracie, I’ll have some shaved iced with my cocktail please, but that’s enough for me!

    We got about 8″ up here where we r in Ct., however some parts of the state got up to 14.5″, so we were
    quite fortunate!
    Enjoy your beautiful view, the lake looks lovely.

    Peace, blessings and warmth!

  4. Pondside
    January 24, 2016 at 9:58 am

    I see from the morning’s headlines that most of the east is shut down. It looks as though you got just enough snow for a little fun with your snow dogs! Enjoy!

  5. donley1214
    January 24, 2016 at 10:01 am

    Happy to hear you survived Jonas with little consequences. Here in south central Pa, we received about 30 inches of snow. Not much is moving around out there and PennDot says it may be Monday or Tuesday until they get to secondary roads. I believe I am on a tertiary road. Fortunately I have power and plenty of food. Spent much of yesterday cooking and baking. Well I better head on outside and try to clear the driveway in anticipation of the snow plow. Keep safe and warm!

  6. January 24, 2016 at 10:03 am

    Precious dogs! We have 12 inches, snowed in for at least another day or two.

  7. Janet O. Robinson
    January 24, 2016 at 10:10 am

    So Happy for you that power was not lost! I have been without power for days at a time in the 38 years of living in Maine….long enough to buy a generator! Our Bichon, Chester, loves the snow and we generally have lots here along the coast. Stay warm! I love seeing your pictures of Lake Norman from your home! Janet…Scarborough, Maine

  8. Doreen Bednarski
    January 24, 2016 at 10:11 am

    Thanks for sharing your beautiful photography once again. Love all pictures of your adorable pooches, like to see one with you and pups! Glad to hear you are safe and sound, as are we here in Ohio.

  9. January 24, 2016 at 10:14 am

    Such cute little puffballs of fun…I bet they keep you laughing at their antics.
    I’m relieved that you aren’t buried beneath several feet of snow. Now I have to go check on Cuisine Kathleen & make sure she has power, too.
    I’m sure glad Ohio missed all of it. Whew!!

  10. January 24, 2016 at 10:18 am

    The adventures of Chloe and Gracie! Fun!!!! Happy to hear Jonas was good to you. Stay warm!

  11. Yolie Browne
    January 24, 2016 at 10:20 am

    We were right in the middle of it and we loved it! I adore snow. Thankfully, it was so powdery and blustery that the trees did not become laden and we did not lose power. The air was white, it fell so densely, and it looked opaque, like fog. I went for a very long walk with my golden lab, Ronan, who loves snow too. I wanted to FEEL and see everything. The blustering, swirling winds, the snow minty on my face, the piles of drifts, my tall boots sinking so deeply with every step that the snow came almost over the top of them. It was work! And so completely beautiful. I felt like I was inside a Christmas card.

    And so much fun! We could hear the delighted squeals of children and shouts of joy from their parents, made intrepid by the sheer volume of the snow, sledding joyfully down nearby hills. This, mind you, during the almost blizzard like conditions. We even played catch! I would throw the ball, the wind would blow it around, and sink into the depths of snow, whereby Ronan would pounce and pounce, pushing the snow with his nose until he found it. After about an hour and a half my husband had to drag both of us in. To my surprise, my hat was crusted over, my clothes were crusted over, and I couldn’t feel any of it. When we came back in and were all warm and dry I longed to go back out. In the end, I think we had over 20″! Today is sunny, clear, and bright, and the snow glints like diamonds. Jonas is one of those storms Richmond will be talking about for years.

    • Cindy
      January 25, 2016 at 3:15 pm

      Yolie! I enjoyed reading your comment! You certainly know how to enjoy life and live in the moment! !!!

  12. Susie
    January 24, 2016 at 10:26 am

    37″ here in VA, but we still have electricity! …and in the best traditions of Hunt Country we laid in plenty of champagne before the storm. Yeah ! Let it Snow!

  13. Suzanne Alexander
    January 24, 2016 at 10:38 am

    Chloe and Gracie are adorable! Love your photos! We are in South Point, Ohio, across from Huntington, WV, and received 12 inches of snow. I’m done already with winter!

  14. Patty Soriano
    January 24, 2016 at 10:45 am

    I love seeing pets in the snow. It’s always fun when they experience it for the first time. Although we don’t have it here in central Texas very often, I remember back when we had 13 inches overnight once and the dogs were funny to watch. Of course, we were pretty funny to watch, too!

  15. Skip Weathers
    January 24, 2016 at 10:58 am

    Hi Mary, I really enjoyed seeing your snow doggies this morning. I love your photos.

  16. January 24, 2016 at 11:08 am

    That Chole and Gracie is just too cute!!!! Glad to here you did not lose power. We lost power Fri. at 5:00pm and got power back last night around 6:00pm. We got a lot of ice on trees and power lines. Thankfully the Sun is shining today. Love the snow but don’t care for ice. Thank you for the beautiful pictures!

  17. Susan
    January 24, 2016 at 11:17 am

    Hi from NC. We got just a light dusting with some sleet. Our roads are fine, thanks our wonderful local road crew. Lost power for a short time, nothing major. Unfortunately some of the trees were hit hard and weighted down with ice.

    This morning it is a winter wonderland . The trees are covered with thousands diamonds of light. Absolutely beautiful as the sun hits. Melting fast so this will be gone too soon.

    Gracie and Chloe always make my heart smile.

    Thanks for sharing your lovely pictures.

  18. franki
    January 24, 2016 at 11:33 am

    Luv your snow dogs…I hope to see sun dogs today…enough already of sNOw!! franki

  19. January 24, 2016 at 11:43 am

    We had snow for over 24 hours. I am guessing we got about 20 inches or so. The streets got plowed overnight but the driveways and sidewalks are being done today. Your snow babies are SO sweet, and that is a handsome guy too;) Glad you didn’t get too much. We are IN again today. Hopefully tomorrow we can get out. The sun is out though and it is beautiful!

  20. January 24, 2016 at 11:51 am

    Hi Mary, You received just the right amount of snow for a little outdoor fun! We had about a foot but we are plowed out and hubby went skiing. We were really missing our brown snow dog yesterday :( but I love seeing your white flurries! Stay warm. Linda

  21. January 24, 2016 at 12:01 pm

    You are very fortunate because you had just enough to enjoy the beauty without losing power, etc…..the furbabies look so cute in the snow! Lovely photos of the lake, too.

  22. January 24, 2016 at 12:37 pm

    Mary, happy to know you ar e safe and have power.. Gracie and Chloe are little snowballs themselves. Sadie is like Gracie. She doesn’t like to get her feet wet.
    LA is even on the grey cold side but having a grand time helping my young friend in the search for a wedding dress. Off to Getty Vills this morning to take in the gardens. Hasn’t been any time for sights, but fun time doing other things. Stay warm and cozy,

  23. Debbie
    January 24, 2016 at 12:49 pm

    Love your girls, Mary. They are such charmers. So grateful you are safe and sound after the storm. Prayers for all those who were not as lucky.

  24. Sue Hartzell
    January 24, 2016 at 1:54 pm

    Love the pictures of the girls and the Captain, but we never see a picture of you. I am dying to see the face behind this wonderful blog.

  25. January 24, 2016 at 2:23 pm

    That is what my Mom would call a perfect snowfall. Enough to look good, but not enough to be trouble. Glad you were spared the worst. Maybe next year I will take my poppets somewhere with snow so they get to experience it. I would love to see what they do with it.

  26. January 24, 2016 at 2:34 pm

    No snow in south Alabama but COLD temps for us. Waking up to 27 or so degrees the last four days. Lots of wind that made it seem colder. Yesterday it was still 37 at noon and windy. That ‘s usual for our neck of the woods.

    Glad your event was less than predicted. The girls have their own personalities I see. Fun to see your pictures. The snow is beautiful and your snow dogs adorable.

  27. Paula
    January 24, 2016 at 5:02 pm


    giggle giggle , love those little pups :) . Such cute pictures of them in the snow! Our Boxer likes to try and catch snow as it is coming down , I should say by her mouth hehe. Im glad you didn’t get a heavy snow storm !

    Have a safe week !

  28. January 24, 2016 at 7:10 pm

    I’m happy to say I’m from Lancaster County, PA. We have 30 + inches here! I love it. I don’t have to do any shoveling because my landlord takes care of that. But I love snow so much, I was out there shoveling anyway! My thoughts always turn to the homeless and the stray animals. I hope they are all OK.
    I just love how everything comes to a stand still when it snows like this. I live on a busy road, and during the snowstorm, I opened the door and it was such beautiful silence! My next place will hopefully be in a quieter place.

  29. January 25, 2016 at 5:39 am

    Ha! It looks like everyone is having a good time Mary! We had blue skies and lots of sunshine yesterday too-it was welcome! Go Panthers:@)

  30. January 25, 2016 at 8:04 am

    Now THAT is my kind of snowstorm!! Chloe and Gracie are SO CUTE!! I have to put the girls’ jackets on because I lose track of them in the snow!! When it is blowing and drifting, it is very helpful to have them in bright colors!! Thanks for sharing your two precious pups!!

  31. Kathi
    January 25, 2016 at 8:48 am

    I so in love with those snowy fur babies. Just can’t get enough of them!

  32. January 25, 2016 at 8:52 am

    I’m so glad it was a non scary white event Mary, and you had power, yay! That is crazy how different Chloe and Gracie are, even though I’ve yet been able to tell them apart…they look like 2 little snowballs! Beautiful photo of the lake

  33. Melodie Strickland
    January 25, 2016 at 9:54 am

    Love your photos of Chloe and Gracie experiencing the snow. I agree that you had just the right amount of snow not like here where we had 20 inches. Our Shortie (Beagle/Corgi) loves eating snow. Even though she is an old lady of 12, she still enjoys the snow.

  34. January 25, 2016 at 3:17 pm

    Enjoy your snow day! The moment is NOW!

  35. Anne Marie
    January 25, 2016 at 10:33 pm

    we only got 2 inches. We were lucky too. Just love Chloe and Gracie. They bring a smile to my day when they are in your posts. Too cute!

  36. Rattlebridge
    January 25, 2016 at 11:55 pm

    Mary, I’m glad you missed the blizzard. The girls are cute as ever–they have the most loving, expressive eyes. It’s such a delight to see them romping in the Carolina snow.

  37. Cynthia Raines
    January 27, 2016 at 6:22 pm

    What cute snow balls! Glad you all are safe and sound.

  38. January 27, 2016 at 10:40 pm

    What sweet pictures of your fur babies! Glad you were spared the worst of the storm.

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