In less than two weeks, Old Man Winter will be knocking on my door. Right now there is an ice dam on the front deck, two heating devices on the rooftop, and black ice everywhere in the sierra. The fact is, winter is not my favorite season. At all.
But today, my freshly neutered Aussie pup Skye had the biggest smile on his face as he sported his double dense winter coat during his pre-winter walk. Yep, he adores the season unlike his mistress. Perhaps he is a mismatch for me weather wise, but his personality is endearing and healthy for me. Skyler is upbeat, fun-loving, playful, affectionate, protective, and his markings make me smile. What can I say? I'm in love with an Australian Shepherd and a senior Brittany. Both dogs give me a sense of calm and happiness.
|My oasis in the AM|
Here I am, snug in white flannel sheets with Skye in his "man cave" and Zen kitty next to me. One more night and Simon, my man dog will be mine again. During the healing process of Skye's neuter is was smart to separate the boys so they stay calm and we don't have any re-dos.
Come December 26th to the dentist I go...No cone but I'm sure I will not feel well after a couple of procedures. But hey, after it's over I will have peace of mind and life will go on. And I can focus on winter. A few more lights to add warmth, a couple of faux fur throws, more fires (yes, I finally broke and began my firefest for ambiance and to feel cozy), casseroles, hot teas and coffee, scented candles, layered clothing, and visits to the resort pool in the A.M.s and walks on fresh snow--these are the things that will get me on Skye's agenda. Hello Old Man Winter. Come on in. I've been waiting for you. Did you ever see the film, "Arsenic and Lace"? Let me make you a cup of tea.