Saturday, January 30, 2016

Lazy Saturday Blizzard Memories

(Warning. There are no horses in this post, only horrifyingly adorable photos of majestic huskies in the snow. Proceed with caution.)

As I'm sure everyone knows, last weekend the DC area was hit with a massive blizzard dubbed Snowzilla... (Seriously. Click that link. The photo is worth it.) While the 25+ inches of snow that fell on my house over the weekend obviously limited my ability to see my pony (or drive anywhere), that didn't stop them from being fun for the rest of us. As such, I present to you a timeline of blizzard moments captured by cell phone camera...
The dogs and I jogged out for a quick run just as the first flakes started to fall on Friday.
Of course. My mom was worried I wouldn't be prepared. She shouldn't have...

Though, by the time my husband fought his way home from work, the snow had really intensified...
Thankfully, we were fully prepared and all of us settled in for the night, ready to spend a nice weekend totally snowed in.
I woke the next morning to a lull in the storm and about 18" of snow.
Which all of us found super fun to try to clear up...
Not willing to let 18" define it, the storm kicked back into full blizzard mode... meanwhile I attempted to recuperate from round one of shoveling.
Still, you can't spend all day hiding from a historic blizzard. Especially when you own adventurous huskies.
So we went on a really long and fun "walk" during the worst of it.
Some of us had to rest before heading back....
Some of us were so tired out by the height of the snow, comfort had to be taken in the form of stuffed hedgehog cuddles...
And, some of us found solace in other things...
The next morning dawned bright and beautiful and buried ... in 25+ inches of snow. Oof.
So we did the only reasonable thing we could think of... 
And went snow-exploring!
It was absolutely gorgeous along the creek trail.
Though even the dogs found the deep snow rather tiring.
But there's no real rest right after a snowstorm, so after walks I got to work shoveling out.
And the dogs supervised...
Even though our neighborhood was fully plowed and accessible, I still ended up with two full days off of work due to all major roads in the city being mostly impassable. It's tough to find a place to put over 2 feet of snow in a single weekend.
Come Wednesday, though, and the blizzard-cation was over. Lyra knows what it's like, back to early mornings and the daily grind and horrific DC traffic, now shoved into newly smaller roadways. When does this stuff melt back to manageable levels again?

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  2. Not sure why it showed up as a different profiler. Oops the post above is mine :) Sorry!

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    1. I never post but follow your blog but have to say i thought of you all last weekend. It was bad ENOUGH in Delaware. UGH i have little dogs and had to shovel paths all weekend long. My shoulders still hurt ;)

      Love your dogs and even tho I love your horse I love when you post about your dogs. Glad you guys wintered the storm okay:) We still have piles of snow and we didnt get as much as DC! COME ON SPRING! :)

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    2. Welcome! I'll be honest, I nearly had to shovel paths for my bigger dogs. The snow was pretty much even with my littler one. Haha!

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  3. Your dogs are adorable! All this snow reminds me why I shouldn't move north. And I'm glad that DC was more functional than Atlanta was a couple years ago. That was just embarrassing...

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    1. This was a LOT of snow. I think any city would have been done in for a long while, and DC was at a disadvantage already with having less money set aside for snow removal. :(

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  4. Hahaha Sonka is such a good snow dog!! Lyra tho... She looks mighty unconvinced haha. That pic of them with Christian is priceless tho

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    1. It's true! She was happy enough when there was a path, but journeying into the deep stuff was maaaaaaybe not her favorite.

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  5. So glad you all survived the big freeze!

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  6. I love your pictures and love your dogs!

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  7. Huskies playing in the snow... Insert heart eye emoji here.

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  8. All these snuggly pics make the snowpocalypse look downright cozy. :)

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  9. You know, I had a husky/german shepard cross that I taught to pull a sled when I was a child. I don't see why you are wasting all that dog power. A couple harnesses and a set of skis and your walks could be improved.

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    1. Haha. You know, I've trained these dogs not to pull so well that they really get confused if I ask them to. Since we run on icy roads, I don't want to confuse them. It's no fun to be pulled down by 100lbs of combined husky power.

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  10. I love your dog's facial expressions!

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  11. The dogs look like they're having a blast!

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  12. Your facebook posts were amazing. And your dogs are so cute

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  13. Wine. Blanket. Kindle. Yes. Gimme. (Even if it is 6:49am as I type this...lol)

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