Thursday, March 1, 2012

Snowy Paw Prints

Several months ago, we received a Winter snowfall. It accumulated!! We experienced probably at least two inches of wet, freezing cold white fluff!! And, by day's end, it all melted away.... I love snowflakes!! Like the human fingerprint, they were individually designed!! For no two snowflake is exactly alike!! They are unique!! Rose is adorable in this type of weather!! Comical, really!! First she witnesses with those twain colossal brown eyes of hers our environment wrapped in white. Rose is curious about everything, and loves to explore. She inspects whatever those "Beagle" nostrils of hers allow!! Snow is no exception!! Rose crouches down, bends her neck slightly, and investigates, cautiously. During our first snow together, if memory serves me well, she burrowed her "hound" nose so deep, that the wet, freezing cold white stuff caked it!! It was quite cute.... Albeit uncomfortable for Rose, no doubt!! Now, she explores snowfalls while keeping a safe distance!! Well.... Who can blame her? Nose still down, Rose lifts up one front leg.... And points!! That's right. Points!! At what, exactly? Who knows. Rose is pointing at our mysterious white world, I suppose!! It is as if in her canine mind, she's thinking about what just occurred. Hmmm. Yesterday, our environment seemed normal. What happened? Did I miss something? I love how, like a small child, Rose's mind seemingly fills with awe and wonder!! It is so amusing to watch!! And.... We actually enjoy walks in the snow sans any protesting!! Yep!! Several months ago, during our afternoon excursion, Rose was sniffing patches of grass, and a weathered streetlight pole. Nothing about this behavior is peculiar, might I note!! Rose does have Beagle mixed into her, after all!! Our walks always include sniffing bushes, fence posts, and grass!! But that time seemed different, somehow. Rose was on a determined scent hunt!! Then, I saw them. Dog paw prints!! In the snow!! They were large paw prints. Seriously. Probably the biggest paw prints that I have ever seen!! What kind of dog did they belong to? I wondered. A Great Dane? A Mastiff? A Labrador Retriever? I will never know!! Next to these massive paw prints, Rose's tracks looked so tiny!!

4 comments:

lifewithmydogs said...

I love big doggie paws. I don't know why, but they're just so cute!

Raelyn said...

lifewithmydogs....
Thank-you for the comment!!
Well.... Both Jock and Lucy's paw prints are large.... Right? That explains something!! If you own big canines, you love their paw prints!! ;op

Stacey said...

oh gosh, you have just made me jealous that we never had snow! haha.
I can't believe I missed this post either, so sorry for the delayed comment! :-) excellent writing as always!

Raelyn said...

Stacey....
Thank-you for the comment!!
Well.... It is not like we have experienced several feet of snow!! Just a couple inches!! Some people got even more than that around here!! ;-}