Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Say It Isn't So

OK, here is what we did this morning - all morning!!!

And why was that? Well, we had been told by the weather experts for two nights in a row now that we would have snow. We are getting a little depressed about this situation.

The Momster finally made us go outside.

Do you see what we have? A very wet deck!
Nothing looks like fluffy white stuff to us.

Do you see snow anywhere, TD?

I'll check over here, Thunder.

I am checking out the yard, Phantom.

OK, flashy box operator, where is IT?

Yeah, Mom, can you please give us a hint?

OK, then. If you can't show me the fluff, then I am going back to bed.

Sounds good to me, but maybe I can find dinner
before I take another snooze.

Can you believe it? All we hear and see on the TV is this massive winter storm headed across the midsection of the country. How much more in the midsection can you get - we are the center of the country from north/south and east/west!!! We are so wanting some snow.


Yesterday our special girl Dakota was featured on Zoolatry's Advent Calendar for December 7th. The ZH is so thoughtful and kindhearted. Be sure to check out the post if you would like a Christmas Memory ornament for your Rainbow Bridge pet.

We miss you so much, Dakota. This will be our first Christmas without you. We hope you and all our other furiends there with you have a beautiful holiday season. Our hearts are filled with beautiful memories.

Woos, the OP Pack


Gus, Louie and Callie said...

What a beautiful tribute to Dakota.. We know you miss him but he is still in your hearts..
Maybe you will get snow tomorrow? Mom was watching the weather and it looks like it maybe headed your way..

Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus, Louie and Callie

missbreezysbox said...

I know how you guys feel about Christmas and being wothout your loved ones. It will be 2 years for my Tabatha and 5 years for Rufus & Titan. It rained Monday in Vegas half the day, which caused Mt. Charleston, Nv.-30 minutes away to get lots of snow and most of the mountains surrounding Las vegas. Have fun when you do get it.

Khyra The Siberian Husky And Sometimes Her Mom said...

I saw some fluff...

But it was Phantom's tail!

Yes, The ZH did a furry wonderful job with Princess Dakota's special ornament -

Merdie and I will khross our paws woo DO get some!

Khyra & Khousin Merdie

Jake of Florida said...

We've been listening all afternoon to the reports on the terrible storm in the midwest -- wondering if we'll have one next week when we too will be in the midwest.

How beautiful that Dakota ornament is. We know you'll have a bittersweet Christmas without her physical presence -- but then she will always be right there with you in your hearts.

Wirey love,

Jake and Just Harry

Martha and Bailey said...

We think that is such a sweet tribute to Dakota. We know how much you miss her.
We are sorry about your lack of snow but thought those were great pics of you guys out on the decking.
We just have rain, rain and yet more rain!
We would also be happy with snow.
Martha & Bailey xxx

Anonymous said...

I've learned not to pay any attention to the weather morons. Look out the window. There's your weather.

The ornament is very pretty. You need a real one like that for your tree!

Huffle Mawson said...

It was a lovely tribute to Dakota (and others) and I saw me there too, on another day. Very exciting!

I hope you get snow soon. Surely you will. You must.

Kira The BeaWootiful said...

Wooos! It was so nice to see our precious Dakota.. such a beawootiful tribute. I totally understand about the napping, looks like my kind of day. I don't think I am getting any snow either... bummer.

Alex93andme said...

Absolutely beautiful tribute to Dakota. Losing one is so hard but the memories are great to keep. I lost a dog 3 years ago and I made a scrapbook for him.

It just said on the news that everyone in the midwest was getting snow!! We are getting sleet as usual. That's just not fun! I hope you get your snow for the guys to play in!

Chester said...

I know you guys want snow but patience is a virtue or so they say. I like the snow too and I hope you get a boatload soon. You'll know it as soon as you see it comin' down too.

That tribute to Dakota is very sweet. She will live forever in your hearts.

Chester ;0=)

Maggie and Mitch said...

What a beautiful ornament! That was so sweet and thoughtful!
The weatherman is saying that we're getting snow too! Maybe we shouldn't believe him?

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Noah the Airedale said...

Blimey, that weather man told you furfies. He got your hopes up and then he didnt deliver. We hope you dont have to wait too long for some decent snow. Lucky you dont live here.....you'd be waiting forever.

The ornament for Dakota is really lovely maties.

Noah Willow Tess Lucy

Beaglebratz & mom too said...

The Beaglebratz in Topeka, Ks here - haven't u guyz got any snow yet? Take a look at r blog'n u kin see what we were gitten last nite az we were goin' tu bed - we ended up gitten 3 inchez. Now we gotz more comin' down - mom sed anuther 4-5 inchez fer us iz du. U ain't that far frum us.

That tribute tu Dakota wuz very purty'n we agree - u du need the real thing tu hang on the tree.

Beaglebratz & mom too said...

Us Beaglebratz agin- we just read your note on r blog; r little "big" bruther Oreo went over the Rainbow Bridge a couple of yearz ago - very sad time (Shasta duzn't remember Oreo much cuz she wuz just a baby but me, Shiloh, grew up with him there all the time'n we wuz best budz). Anyway, r mom haz a pikchur of him made intu an ornament - it goez on the tree every year.

Sonic said...

Thunder looks snowier than the Great Outside! What a tease!

As for Dakota, you guys will always miss him but he'll never be far from your hearts.


Mango said...

What a great idea. How nice to see Miss Dakota's pretty face on the ornament.

Sorry about the wet weather, guys. Tough break.


Stella said...

Maybe when you go to sleep tonight you can snooze off thinking Snow, Snow, Snow, and then when you wake up, your yard will be full!

Dakota's ornament really is just beautiful, just like she was.


Dennis the Vizsla said...

Our first Christmas without Pooh Bear, in 2007, was rough, too; she had been there for every Christmas since we got married. *sniff*

KB said...

I can tell you where the snow is - it's here! And the cold is too. It's -10 deg right now. Woo - too cold!

I love the tribute to Dakota. We too are facing our first Christmas without one of our beloved dogs, S, a yellow lab who lost his cancer battle in late May. It's hard but my resounding memory is how much love he brought into our lives. It sounds like you feel similarly about Dakota.

Steve, Kat, & Wilbur said...

What?!? You're not getting a blizzard like the rest of the midwest? Is there just a pocket of no snow over your house? We have to get to the bottom of this!


Jan's Funny Farm said...

Dakota left you a lot of beautiful memories. We know you will be thinking of her this holiday season.

BeadedTail said...

Such a beautiful tribute to Dakota. It's so hard to miss our loved ones who've crossed the bridge and especially at Christmas so we're thinking of you.

As for your snow, maybe it just stopped in Manhattan and will be heading east soon!

Ms. ~K said...

Hope you find that white fluff...
and send some to us in Georgia.
RIP sweet Dakota!

Lorenza said...

No snow?? Hmmm... Just rain?? Hmmm...
Better to be inside and wait until the snow comes to your house!... hmmm... to your yard!
Pawesome tribute to Dakota! We all miss her a lot too!
Kisses and hugs

Deborah said...

That was so nice about Dakota.

Our weathermen are always wrong, I get so mad sometimes, I want to send them my weather station! Or atleast tell them to look outside before they tell us the weather!!!hehehehe

Wild Dingo said...

Awwww.... I never knew Dakota, but she was GORGEOUS! P and TD will send her extra fluffy snow thoughts this season!

wild dingo

Tweedles -- that's me said...

Nobody ever will stop remembering Dakota. Dakota left a legacy that lives on. What a beautiful tribute and ornament.

We have very cold. It may get to 7 tonight. Maybe some snow or freezing rain by the weekend,,,, oh no!!!! I will send it your way.

Cyber-sibes said...

Woo, that's a beawootiful ornament for Princess Dakota. Maybe we can get one for Star and one for Tori.
All I got was no-show-snow that was here for about two minutes. Really, two minutes!

a-roos to yous,
jack a-roo

Martine said...

SO we can't tell if you two like the snow... it seems like you would since you have that nice thick fur and fluffy fluffy tails!

xo martine & the kiddlets

Tanuki Maxx said...

Hi Thunder and Phantom!!
Sorry about the missing snow.
What a beautiful tribute for Dakota, eventhough we never had the chance to know her well we miss her too!
I'm sure she's always there with you though visibly she cant be seen!
Mommy's tearing up again..better get her some tissues. Have a great day!


Bae Bae said...

What a sweet tribute to Dakota.

Did you doggies get good weather today?

~ Bae

Tom, Tama-Chan, Sei-Chan, Yuu-Chan said...

Lovely tribute to Dakota.

We feel for you on the snow front. We are getting nasty rain every day too. The fields are SOGGY!


MAX said...

Hey there Phantom and Thunder
We hope you get your snow soon, even though your names suggest that it is a phantom (or was that figment) of your imagination and just a lot of Thunder!
We really love Dakota's ornament...really beautiful. Happy Christmas season to you guys too.

Mack said...

You two have an awesomely cool back yard!
So sorry about the snow though.

We love Dakota's beautiful ornament!

Snowie Baby said...

i really hope the snow will come soon for u two!

lovely cute pictures!

tts a very lovely ornament of dakota.. im sure shes happy wherever she is now.


Ludo van Doggy said...

A beautiful tribute for the Princess.
Too bad you didn't get any snow. Especially as you is snow dogs, and you get to see MFT snoofing about in hers.
~lickies, Ludo

Mochi and Mommy said...

Your friends at Zoolatry did a great job and what a beautiful ornament!

I hope you get your snow soon!


Ginger Jasper said...

I so hope you get your snow soon.. The globe for Dakota is so beautiful.. I am in love with it.. Hugs GJ x

LUCKY LUKE said...

I must say... you sure look cute (and also very much relaxed) when you're depressed!!!

Wishin for you... more snow!

wif love from the Luke

P.S. I wish I was there to lean into you and put my cheek to yours... I know you cherish today, but also dream the wonders of the past. My the Mom does that, too... so I send you my love, like I know how...

Twix said...

I don't like rain but I prefer it over cold and snow. TD I will come over and snuggle up in that warm coat you have but I'm not going out to play with you, sorry.
Zoolatry did a fantastic job with that tribute. We will keep you in our prayers this Christmas as I know it will be tough.

Sunny,Scooter,Shamus&Jamie said...

it is crazy insane that we got snow before y'all did. How pretty that ornament is. Mom was thinking how many DWBers lost this year. She thinks it seems like it had to be one of the most brutal of all years in numbers. (Of course the fact we lost gramma may affect her feeling that way, but seriously so many of our "kids" as well as several folks in 09 just, scuse our expression sucked) Mom says she will never miss another New Years Day of having Black eyed peas again!)
Can we just put you up on our sidebar. Mom doesn't do so well with the reader thing.
p s by now I bet you have plenty of snow!