Friday, 6 February 2009


Brrrrrrrrr. Chilly this side of the big pee everybloggie. You wrapped up warm? Cos I've got snow. A lot of it. Was a bit shocked when it sneaked in overnight. No leggeds could get to work or school. No trains running. Or buses. Or Tubes. Nine inches of snow in my garden!!! Worst in London for 18 years!! I'd never seen the like. Snow all flurrying down outside my window sentry box. Didn't know what the heck it was. Frankly. I was frightened. Barked at it like crazy. Shoo Shoo Shooooo. Didn't. Strange that. Wasn't frightened of me at all.

Aww. Take a peep at poor me in my very first encounter with the fluffy stuff. I sat down to meditate. Ponder it's downright disobedience. Then decided to consult with playmates in my park. How to get that snow to go? (Mom took photos for her delight along the way to the park.)

Cast your mince pies over Simba's Royal Mail Post Box. Wagging worrying. Will Postie be able to collect my Valentine card???

Left plenty of messages along the way on the snowy old balls. Giving it the boot. Tried eating it away too. But dog-a-blogging. Way too much even for a treat deprived wirey. Finally met up with my handsome chum Scooby in the park. Odd. Very odd. His snow doesn't look as deep as mine does it???

After an in depth and meaningful discussion of at least 3 loooooong seconds we concluded the best way to frighten off this snowy stuff. Chase it away.

We got straight to it. Kicking it all over. Boy that snow was persistent. Wouldn't budge.

Even got bold and attached itself all over my hirsute wiry torso. Headed off home to plot and plan. On my afternoon walkies I posed my problem to good buddy JR.( Have you met JR before? I met him on my first ever walk when I was a puppy boy. Been inseparable ever since. Meet up most days for mischief. And sometimes a spot of mayhem too.)

Look at the cool dude. Deep in whiteness up to his legpits. And still posing. Came up with several options. First up. Sat on it to squish and squash it into submission. No way Jose was that snow going down. Onto the next idea ...

we raced that snow away. Barking in unison from our barkboxes. Know what? Totally ignored us.

Now that really made us crazy. We took it in turns to tower over that snow...

putting the big frighteners on it. Was it? Noooooo.

Last idea. Tried laughing that snow straight out of town. Hmm. Must of lost my touch. Those fluttery flakes are still hanging around.


Scruffy, Lacie and Stanley's Place said...

Eric...what in the world is that GIANT SNOWBALL???

We've seen snow since we were pups but NO SNOWBALLS like that...they must grow balls a lot bigger over in jolly old didn't 'xactly come out right...sorry, old chap.

You look just like me with your snow magnet ability...the snow sticks to me twice as much as to Lac or Stan...must be my special wiry force coat...

Wonder why it doesn't stick to the short haired dogs??


Scruffy, Lacie and Stanley's Place said...

WAHHOOOOOOO...we were number one!!!!

Gus said... look like you are adjusting quickly. Our snow went away, only some grimy dirty piles are left. We wish we had as much as you do.


the 4 Bs said...

hi Eric, we think you are actually enjoying the snow! you look like you are having fun in it, even though you say you are trying to make it go away. you look very cute with your snowy face and snowball legs. we get snowball legs too, sometimes snowball tummies. it's fun. snow is good. you need to appreciate it and revel in it. enjoy your snow days and play play play. and we'll tell you the secret. as soon as you really love the snow, it will go away. then you will have mr. mud to take its place.


Asta said...

I fow one had a delightful time in youw snow, and I think you and JR awe doing a pawsome job chasing it and towewing ovew it.if you'we going to have a n intwoduction to the floofy suwe did it half-a$%#@d snow fow you Woyal got the weal thing!
Enjoy it fow all of us
smoochie kisses

Daniella said...

Awesome photos. You look grand. Snow is FUN. I heard where you are the country shut down after 4 inches. What it takes a lot more to not go to work etc...
Enjoy the rest...when it starts melting it gets pretty yucky.

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Petey said...

Whoa Eric! First those gigantic Wimbledon tennis balls now Snowballs the size of Mini-Coopers! What is it with balls over in Old Blighty? I love it!

I am so jealous! Boy, what I wouldn't give for a romp in that snow with you and your pals. Unfortunately, Mommy always puts on my sweater with sleeves (!) so I won't get those magnetic snowballs attached to me. Once she carried me in and deposited me into the bathtub directly so she could soak those icy snowballs off.

It was worth it!

I miss you, my square pal! But looks like your snow mask is making you as handsome as can be.

Your pal,


Maggie and Mitch said...

That is one HUGE snowball, Eric! We sure wish we could come and play with you in the snow! Now THAT would be a GREAT time!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

Joe Stains said...

Dang dude, that stuff is scary in its persistence. Is snow part terrier??? Thank dog we don't get that stuff in the desert.

Lorenza said...

Hi, Eric!
Like Joe, snow is something we never get here!
Just looking at the snow attached to your fur made me go under covers!
You had a giant snowball there!
Sure it was nice to share it with JB!
Take care
Kisses and hugs

Agatha and Archie said...

Well now you know what we are dealing with...EVERYDAY it seems.....We know it is alot of fun for you BUT WE ARE SICK OF IT!!!! Those ice balls are fun for the first 2or3 times but after the one millionith time it gets old( can you sense what we are really trying to say?) Pl2 would enter into the conversation but she is stuffing her face again with chocolate while looking at a cute little purse with dogs on it and she has these 2 nose bands things on her nose( hee hee hee hee) Love And a squillion kisses A+A WE WISH WE COULD RUN WITH YOU IN THE SNOW!!!

Stanley said...

Hey, ERic.

You, my man, are getting schooled in the ways of the snowdogs! Looks to me like you had yourself a blast trying to master the white fluffy stuff, but then just went all zen and decided to go with it! Good choice!

Is that the same giant snowball that Simba found too? WHOA! You all grow some very large balls in London!

Enjoy the snow! We've got stinkin' 70 degree weather in GooberStan today. I'm missing my snow!

Goober love,

Amber-Mae said...

Looks awfully freezing out there!!!

Boogie Woogie,
Solid Gold Dancer



We heard about the snow storm that stopped London. Hmm... I thought for sure Asta would have given you a sweater to wear in the snow. We love that you have a light hearted approach to the white stuff. What great fun with your friends.


Dewey Dewster said...

Gee Eric...

We heard Olde England shut down after that snow fell...without snow plows it would be hard ta get around but sheesh....get a grip there....we get that stuff all the time but don't curl up and hide from it...

Glad ya got ta experience the thrill of gettin' that stuff all over yer fur....sticks on us too....silly stuff...'n we've had plenty of it this winter....will Spring ever come?????

Don't waste yer energy tryin' ta get it ta go stays as long as it wants ta....

Dewey Dewster here.....

Luna "The Scruffy Yacht Dog" said...

Hi Eric,
Looks like you are enjoying the snow very much! Hope you get more!
Love the photos! I really like the snow beard!

With wagging tail,

p.s. stay away from that yellow snow!

Petey said...

Eric my lad,

Toffee's birthday is February 17. So maybe you can combine Valentine's Day and her birthday? Maybe you can meet in the middle -- Bermuda perhaps? It has that old English charm yet it's just 2 hours from Boston. Strolling the pink sand beaches, going for romantic moonlit moped rides, yummy rum cocktails overlooking the reef. What do you think? Plus I just know you'd look swell in shorts!

Your pal,


Simba and Jazzi said...

Its started to rain here so the snow should be gone soon. Don't worry my royal mail won't let you down.

Simba and Jazzi xx

Toffee said...

Whoa! That is a HUGE snow you think it was from a snow man who get the (ahm) snip snip??

(tee hee mom is giggling)

It looks like you had tonnes of fun with your friends!
(mom thinks your friends are very handsome...I didn't dare look at them because they pale in comparison to you)

...hey! The snow must have really made the day of the guy who celebrates Christmas every day!

Bae Bae said...

That sure is a giant SNOWBALL! What alot of fun you doggies must have

~ Bae

umekotyan said...

Good evening Eric.
It is a snow that seems to be cold.
It became warm in Japan where I lived.
Incidently, it is Valentine soon.
Darling's melancholic season.
...turning... run  :D

from loved ume tyan

Mango the Maltese kiddo said...

Wow, giant snowball!
Hey Eric, you cracked me up with your funny comment on Joe: "Silent but Deadly". Haha!

happy said...

Oh wow, that's a lot of snow you have there! Looks like you were having loads of fun though.

Jackson said...

Thank dog it's gone now. One day was more than enough excitement for me. J x

Sophie Brador said...

Eric, You are too funny. You need to learn to relish the snow. Not like in a pickely kind of way, but more like in a rolling polly kind of way. You need to get down into that white stuff and roll! Dude, it's the only way to deal with it. Love it up!

BTW, you look adorable with those snowballs all over you. I may have to make you one of my boyfriends, but best not tell Joey.


P.S. I hope your the Sophie dog whose moving in down the street is fun to play with.

Sparky said...

Eric my man!

Wow, you've got tons and tons of snow! Most of my snow is melted now. We only have piles of old snow from December left.

You look like you're having tons of fun playing in the snow with your friends! I wish I could join you!

Thanks so much for dropping by my blog man, I missed ya! It's grrrrEAT to be back!



is your snow melting away yet? it is here in Massachusetts - now I'm a mud ball like Archie & Agatha.

Thanks for coming on my walk. I don't know if I can give you a treat yet. But your a good trainer.


Jake of Florida said...

Wowser -- we're kind of jelly that you actually got to see and romp and play with the snow. Even though we froze our gedoozles in St. Loulis, we never did get to explore the flakes (unless you think of our leggedee ones as flakes, which we dare not do).

Hope your itchies remain under control and that you stay slim. We think it's for the best, even though JH is now one of the substantial ones.

Lots of wirey woofs, pal,

Jake and Just Harry

happy said...

Hi Eric, thank you for your sweet comment! We're thankful to have sweet friends like you too! Happy Valentine's!