Thursday, December 23, 2010

Happy Winter Solstice and Merry Christmas!

The past week we have had a lot of rain, it felt like we were living in the northwest.  Last Sunday it was really foggy and misty, which doesn't happen too often here, so I took Zephyr and Astro for a run in the forest.  The blue tape on Zephyr's back foot was just to keep a scrape clean. 

Funny, Zephyr will often not want to go take care of business in the yard when it's raining.  Sometimes I have to make him go out and I have to watch to make sure he goes before he immediately runs in.  But he had no problems running and checking things out for an hour and a half in the rain while off leash in the forest.  Hmm.

Something smelled really good.

Winter is a great time to go places where they don't usually get to run off leash.  The Forest Service closes road access so I don't have to worry about vehicles or people camping.

I love how the tree bark turns dark when it's really wet, makes nice contrast.  The coats kept the boys nice and dry, as long as you don't count Astro laying down in a mud puddle.  :-)

"I wish it would snow."

"Oh my gosh, my wish came true!  Santa must have come early!"

"Come on Astro let's go play!"

We woke up to snow this morning.  Zephyr has no problem going out in the snow, he loves it.

I love the way snow makes them so goofy.

I have been sick the past few days so we've been watching movies.  Today it was "A Dog Year" based on the book by Jon Katz.  It was good.  Astro was really interested in the dog, Devon, in the movie.

"Time to bust out the movie snacks please!"  After the movie I took the boys out for a fun run in the forest. 

As much as I like the snow, I always look forward to the days getting longer after Winter Solstice.  Zephyr's registered name is even Cebar Winter Solstice Zephyrus.  I named him that because he was born soon after the solstice, Jan. 6, and Zephyrus is the Greek god that brings the west wind and spring.  Plus I really liked the name Zephyr. :-)  I can't believe he will be turning four this year.  

I Hope You All Have A Very Merry Christmas!


houndstooth said...

You guys sure know how to ring in the Winter solstice the right way! The girls all agree that you look very handsome out there in your coats, too.

We got the candy cane antlers at Old Navy a few years ago and some of the other ones at Jo Ann Fabrics!

Merry Christmas to you!

Sue said...

Fabby photos.

Hope Santa brings all yuo've wished for.

Aragon greyhounds said...

Love the snow photos. One of the things I miss about Colorado is the snow and the wide open spaces to run the dogs.

Kinipella said...

Beautiful pictures! That scenery is amazing! And your dogs look oh so happy :) Glad they had a great holiday!


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Anonymous said...

Thank You Caron. Nice to see and enjoy !