Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Back in Sync With Snow!

~Gus and Charlie~
Thank-you to all of you who have shared the loss of Cricket with us. Your words were not just words, they came from your hearts and were truly an expression of your feelings, and a reminder of the compassion, kindness and friendship of the blogging community.  I also received a call last evening from Cricket's vet. Dr. C's expertise as a vet really helped me to put everything into perspective--Her kind, supportive words as a friend also made a difference. (Thank-you Cyndie!)  Cricket may have been small in size, but she was big in spirit, and is missed.  
With Cricket's passing the week seemed to be out of sync. This morning began with snow falling. Usually I'm excited about the prospect of snow. But today I just wasn't. It was started snowing heavily as I began my commute to work.  After more than an hour on snowy, slick roads, in nearly standstill traffic I was not even half-way to my office. I was grateful when I got a call from the office manager telling me that the doctor had decided to close the office for the day.
I felt my mood starting to lift as I thought about a day at home. 
But first, I had to make a stop at the grocery store. Food is a great comforter (at least for me) and of course a snow day means snow-day food. I could go on and on about snow-day and comfort foods like tomato soup and grilled cheese, macaroni and cheese, and hot tea or hot cocoa that we all know are perfect for cold days.  Today for whatever reason, I took a different route and it was a frozen pizza.
Before that could be enjoyed, I knew that the dogs needed to enjoy their snow-day too.  
~Josh and Sheba, a favorite game!~
The cold air was another remedy that helped to lift my spirits as did watching the dogs enjoy the snow. Of course my lunch and nap helped too.  As the day comes to an end, I think we're all feeling better and back in sync.  
~Buddy wearing the cone of shame again, but enjoying the snow~
I hope your week is off to a good start!


  1. HI Kim, wow!!!you did have a good snow day. Love to see the dogs frolicking in the white stuff. Yummy, you and I share the same comfort food, pizza is good too. HUGS Francine.

  2. Hi Kim - we're glad you made it home safely and enjoyed your day with your dogs! We, too, had some snow - and saw lots of running & zoomies in the yard! Hopefully you have some comfort after hearing from Cricket's vet - and of course, she is missed (aren't they all).
    Woofs, Nadine & goldens Neeli & Elle

  3. oh, those adorable snow pups... they get so gleeful. you can't stay in a sad or bad mood around them. :) glad you had the day off!

  4. Hey Todd...I love to play ball in the snow too!

  5. Moon loves the white stuff...rolls, runs, eats, lays in it...just like the husky she is...glad you and the kds enjoyed it too...they all miss Cricket...:)JP

  6. Dearest Kim
    Your snow is so beautiful.. and the beauty of it,, is something I know you love to look at,.,,, and the fun of it is being home safe and spending time with the goldens.... I agree its not much fun to drive in!
    The dogs look so happy you were home! You captured some beautiful photos of them playing!! Oh to be happy like them.
    We happy the vet called and helped your heart to feel better. What a kind vet to do that!
    And you know what,,,? Yes to all those comfort foods!! And pizza too.
    Our candle is still burning for cricket,,, and we have not left your side for one minute,,,
    Enjoy the beauty in that snow Kim,,, smell it,, let it touch your face!

  7. Glad you are having a good day off with the dogs. You so deserve it. Frozen pizza is good for me anytime. I love any type of pizza.
    Love the pictures of the dogs playing in the snow especially Buddy. He is too funny. I so wish you could send some cold weather down her in the sunshine state. We are supposed to have a cold front come through, thursday night, but the funny thing is that it will be 58 in the morning and by noon it will be in the 70's. Boy do I wish we could have a whole entire month of cold weather like in the 60's. Have a great rest of the week. Hugs, Ana

  8. It was cold here (33 at night) but back up to 70 today.

  9. So glad you all had a snow day. Losing a pack member always takes some time. I don't dare use the word "cold" here since it was MINUS 8 yesterday morning when my daughter went to work in Milwaukee.

  10. It's amazing how a day to yourself, some junk food and then time with those who can always support any mood you have, will make one feel so much better.
    Burr, looks mighty cold, our ice is gone, its 44 today here but 18 tomorrow, maybe you can have that pack tomorrow to help with the healing!

    The Mad Scots

  11. Great photos, love the photo of Josh and Sheba but I LOL at Buddy with his cone of shame on playing in the snow and of course, I liked the picture of my scottie buddy. Y'alls day made my day!

    Aroo to you,

  12. You have more snow than we do further north. Looks like all the pups had a great time playing in it. We are just in a deep freeze.

  13. I am so happy that you had a snow day to give you time to pause and smile with your amazing pack. There is nothing quite like a snow day!

  14. Crikey ...... how good is that?? A day off. Just what you needed aye?? AND comfort food?? Doesn't get any better than that!! All the pups look like they had a fun day in the snow. Did they get comfort food too??

  15. A snow-day at home, perfect for a heart filled with sadness and so many memories, let the crew play in that snow, and hope for another the same tomorrow. Comfort food, was there any chocolate or ice-cream hidden in there too? Hugs. Jean.

  16. How wonderful to have a day off and play with the kids in the snow.
    Think I would have gone for the mac n cheese, but that's just me. :)
    I think after driving on the slick roads - a stiff drink might have been comforting too.
    No snow here, just cold and more of the same on the way.

  17. I'm so glad you had he gift of a day off. I wish you had a lot more days like that.

  18. Buddy in a snowcone....BOL!

    Remember those Snow Days as a kid....always a welcome holiday.

  19. So sorry t hear about Cricket, loads of loves and hugs from us
    Hope your snow day with the dogs helped, you can't help but laugh at their antics.
    Take care
    Loves and licky kisses
    Princess Leah xxx

  20. Dogs playing in the snow always lifts the spirits (as does pizza!).


  21. Pizza, is my favorite. YUM! It is nice having the snow day off, I am sure your dogs were happy to have you home and out playing in the snow.. Cute shots, stay warm and have a great day!

  22. The picture of Buddy in his cone, rolling in the snow? Priceless! What a cutie! Jazzy loves the snow too - something about it makes her so frisky!

  23. Good to know you are back in sync.....;)

  24. I am soo sorry for your loss of Cricket ! I did not know blogger didn't show your post here for me on Sunday ! Cricket is now with the doggie angels . It has been snowing here since last night and still is snowing as of 10:30 am this morning . It is pretty though . I just came in from hauling some wood filling my birdie and critter feeders and went for a walk with my Miggs and played in the snow for a bit to ! Lovely photos of your crew having fun in the snow ! Miggs does the same thing in the snow crazy dogs eh? Thanks for sharing , Have a good day and stay safe and cozy !

  25. the little snowy faces and paws . . .
    it's just like snow to make even grief beautiful.
    the spirit of tiny cricket is in all those beloved faces.
    i'm so glad you could stay home.
    love and hugs snow bunny! xo♥

  26. Maybe, your office will be closed again, tomorrow!! No getting out at all! except, of course, with the dogs.
    Great pictures, each one better than the last. I love Buddy rolling in the snow, without a momentary thought to the cone. What is going on with Buddy, healthwise?
    Comfort food and cold days go hand in hand, don't they?
    Extra hugs[:
    Gus' mom

  27. I have just caught up with your posts and I am so sorry to reead about Cricket. This was heartbreaking to read but I am so glad that you were able to have some time away from work and spend time with your remaining babies. With all love, Chel and my little baby Coco xx

  28. i'm so sorry to learn about cricket's passing. :( {{hug}} though i am happy you have fur babies near you to help you grieve. will share with my fur baby (evelyn) and we'll be thinking of you...

  29. I love snow days! An unexpected day off work is a wonderful thing...that nap sounded terrific!

  30. Howdy Mates. First off we want to send our sincere sympathy on Cricket passing to the Rainbow Bridge. We are happy though, to think of Flossie and Cricket reuniting again. You gave her eight months of love and she loved you right back. We send you hugs because it is a special thing to care for the elderly and you made Cricket a wonderful part of your family. Glad you had a snow day to relax and enjoy each other. Take care all. No worries, and LOVE, Stella and Rory

  31. Sometimes an unexpected day off can do wonders for the soul. Hugs to you all!

    Monty and Harlow

  32. A snow day! I loved these when I was working...as a teacher....as much as the kids did!
    Dogs love the snow, at least most do. Sophie can't wait to get out in ity!
    And look at Todd! Too cute!

  33. Looks like the canines are enjoying the snow day! I know that dogs hate to be cuddled, but boy, they sure do look cuddly! :-)

  34. So sorry about Cricket Kim and I guess you have to go through this a lot with your calling. You give them the best ending possible and you are amazing.

    Lovely to see your snow as we've had none yet. None last year to speak of either so I'm rather missing it. Great shots of the dogs enjoying it! xx

  35. Love the shot of Buddy rolling with his hat. It's something Sebastian would do. Happy snow faces are the best.


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