Look at that sweet face! Imagine the deep doggy groan of contentment as Ryder cuddles up to his boy home from college. (And shoving his face -firmly- right up against Spider Bait’s chin. 😀 )
As I was outside with the energizer bunny (Ryder), the sky darkened and small wee bits of snow swirled in the wind. It lasted only 5 minutes, but that was long enough to coat the moss in our yard in waves of white frosting.
Notice the little wavy pattern of the snow and how it’s stuck to just one side of the moss.
Unfortunately, it came in 5 minutes and then left in 5 minutes. The temperature was exactly 32 degrees farenheit and the sun was peeking off and on through the clouds just enough to melt everything it touched.
Cooper has decided he is done with brumation – a condition somewhat similar to hibernation in mammals. “I’m awake!” he says, “Feed me!”.
Someone needs a bath to help him with that shedding skin! Also note the half black throat. Male beardies will do a lot of displaying after they come out of brumation. In their natural habitat, it would be time to mate!
Ryder sleeps like this on a regular basis. HOW is that comfortable?
If I slept like that, I wouldn’t be able to move my head for a month!
So fall finally gave up her grip and winter has descended. We had our first accumulation and it was a wet sticky snow. So, of course, I had to go out with the camera. My 54 pound energizer bunny demanded to go as well.
Looking down the back of our yard, everything frosted and beautiful.
Standing under one of our old maples looking into the tree line that separates our property from the neighbors. Every little branch holding its bit of snow, whitening the landscape so thoroughly you can’t see our neighbors yard.
And while I was meandering and trying to enjoy the hush that such a snow brings, my four-footed tornado was running, snuffling, and demanding attention.
Running, running, running…
So wet and heavy, the snow was enough to bring boughs down to earth.
And still he ran. (Ryder loves the snow.)
After about 40 minutes of the zoomies, Ryder finally wound down. And I headed to the back of the yard to stand under a large pine tree and listen to the quiet.
The view through the tree branches was spectacular. It was a fine way to end the day.
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Belly up, comfortable and secure.
Sweet puppy. Ryder enjoying a spot of morning sunshine in peace. But not for long!
Armel showed up and invited him to play.
Ryder obliged with some light play.
Slap fight! Ryder thinks he is part kitty. 😀
But when Ryder decided he’d rather snooze than play, Armel got up close and personal. Poor puppy. So much for a morning snooze in the sun!