My Year in the Country

I am the light of my adopted parents' life after generously allowing them to take me home. I adopted them at Hoboken Animal Hospital where I was having a "spa treatment" (deworming, ear mite removal, and minor plastic surgery after my injured tail was removed) because they looked so pathetic when they saw me. Now these two have gone off to China to teach English for a year, so I currently reside with the adopted grandparentals until they return. They live in the country, so there are lots of new things to see and do. I have agreed to pose for many endearing pictures and to recount my days' events here for all to purr over.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

There's White Stuff Now

I awoke this morning to the sights and sounds of things going on outside. My keen eyesight saw that there were a lot of white flying saucers coming in for a landing around our house!!! I was told that it is snow - of course, I knew that. Big Ma was excited because she likes snow, but she said it was rather early in the season. In any case, the snow is doing a good job of covering things up.

Even the orange blobby thingie outside is wearing a snowcap.

Big Ma's car is covered, and she said she wouldn't drive in this weather. Even the plumber who was supposed to come today cancelled because the roads are so bad.

Ma couldn't leave if she wanted to because the driveway is covered by lilac bushes that broke from the weight of the snow.

Here are more broken branches from the maple tree. Big Ma had to drag them in off the road. You'll notice that there's no traffic on the road because the police had closed it by our house. A car was being loaded onto a wrecker up the hill from us.

Our lights have dimmed and gone off a number of times because a snow-laden branch is weighing down our lower power line which you can see in the picture. Big Ma's fur got all electric over this, and she called the power company right away. ...they have not come yet.

It's a very pretty sight, but Ma spent a long time outside knocking the wet, heavy snow off various trees and bushes. There are many broken lilac branches by the driveway and in the side yard.

1 comment:

Cullen said...

That's a pretty early snowfall! It's about sixty degrees and rainy here. I miss snow! Thanks for the pics!