It snowed just enough to look ugly outside, and then the temperature dropped and now the weather is in status. It won’t snow, and it won’t warm up. It was below freezing when we went on our morning walk! Brrrrr.
Today I played a game that I was saving for you all until I had a working video camera, because it’s really best viewed in action … it’s called “Where’s The Bunny” and it goes like this.
Me, in a high-pitched shrieky panicked voice:
It causes the WooTWoo to go apeshit mental and it’s therefore no end of amusement for me. They start racing around frantically looking for the mysterious “bunny.” No matter how many times we play this game, they never fail to rise to the bait, even though they have yet to catch anything, or even catch a glimpse of anything, when I start hopping up and down and screaming “WHERE’STHEBUNNY?!” As soon as I yell it, they’re off and running. It’s the most amount of extended exercise they ever get.
I quite enjoy watching Wootie and his chubby little doppelganger do their hunting thing, even though I kind of miss Mr. Woo spending time with me and the other dogs. But despite the many years of pleading, training, luring, begging, yelling, pouting etc., Woo has never really been *that* interested in being interactive. He learned to fetch a ball because I asked him too, and he’ll still indulge in some Wootie Toy™ from time to time, but he’s never really been an enthusiastic games dog. He’s always been more interested in looking for something he can dig up, or hunt down, than me and the other dogs.
But I wish we’d either get more, real amounts of snow, or it would go away and warm up. It’s quite difficult to take photos in weather this cold, because my camera’s battery gets cold and quits. And also, I can’t shoot with gloves on, so my fingers turn into little icy sausages.
Although I shouldn’t complain too much … at least I don’t have to sleep in a plywood shack outside! My stepdad is here right now installing a heat lamp in the chicken house so my feathered little friends don’t become frozen nuggets :)