Sunday, December 21, 2008

Winter Wonderland

All month long here the snow has been coming and going, coming and going. We'll have a glorious blanket of fresh snow one day, then the next day it's gone. I have learned to go outside right away after a snowfall and play in it as much as I can before it melts.

Last weekend, Laura and I went hiking in our special place. It had snowed the day before, but only some of the snow had melted, leaving the ground pretty slippery. Laura fell splat, right on her bum. I ran back to see if she was okay, but Laura just lay on the ground laughing. I am teaching her to enjoy playing in the snow too!

I ran all over the park: down to the river, through the woods and back through the sleeping wildflower meadow -- and I didn't fall down once. Sometimes having four little legs is an advantage over two big tall ones!

Alas, a couple of days later, all of that beautiful snow had melted away again, but this Friday it came back. It snowed and it snowed and it snowed. By dinnertime, the snow in our yard was so deep, it came up to my head! I had a fun time scooting and digging and tunneling through the snow. Then I came inside and made Laura play towel games with me. I bet all of that snow won't be able to melt away in any hurry!

Yesterday, Laura and I had our Yule Party. I was a bit apprehensive about the party because Laura said my friend Claire wasn't coming -- and what is the point of having a party without Claire?

The last time Laura had a party, I didn't know any of the people who came, and they all just sat around talking about writing things all afternoon, and no one wanted to play with me. It was very boring.

Laura said this would be a good party, however, and she turned out to be correct. I made two new friends called Alex and Jennifer. They sat and talked to me all night, and I had a good time -- even though Laura wouldn't let me sit on the futon!

Before the party, Laura had taken the futon cover downstairs where there's that noisy machine. Every time Laura brings clothing and blankets and stuff back up from that machine, they smell funny. I was trying to do my part once Laura put the cover back on the futon to make it smell nice again for our guests, but Laura kicked me off. Then she put her guitar on the futon, right in the middle so it was taking up almost all of the space, and I couldn't get back on. I don't know why she did that. Her guitar didn't do anything to make the futon smell nice, and when our guests arrived, they had to sit on it with it still smelling all soapy!

No one seemed to mind, however, and I got to sit on my throne all night, with my new friends beside me, so everyone was happy. I hope Alex and Jennifer will come to our next party too!

Anyhow... Laura says it is bedtime, so I will sign off for now and say good night and happy solstice everybody! Have fun in the snow!