Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Snow, Snow, Snow

We have had a lot of emails asking how we are doing with the big storm here, so we thought we would do a little update for you. It has been snowing and blowing all day. We have been in and out and in and out and in and out all day. Mom won't let us stay out for long because it is very cold and the winds are very strong. As much as we love snow, this is truly a very dangerous storm. We are fortunate to be on the lighter end of it. Parts of Missouri are being hit even harder. Overland Park has 10.5 inches so far and several more hours of snow and wind to go. We are hoping we don't lose electrical power.

We had been without heat for most of the day, but that has finally been resolved. The Momster has been dressed in layers all day and shivering. The furnace was misbehaving yesterday but then was OK. She was so happy that she was able to get the technician to come back today. No day to be without heat.

Dad actually went to work this morning and then had about an hour ride home around 11:30 for a typical 15 minute commute - biggest problem, freezing windshield wipers and windshield. He is supposed to fly out to Florida early in the morning for an important business meeting, but our airport is closed right now.

After all that boring news, here is a video of us having fun in the snow. Phantom likes the snow but not the cold. He keeps going out but wants back in pretty quickly. Thunder and Ciara do enjoy both the cold and the snow as you will see. The video is a bunch of short clips put together. And yes, the Momster did all the shooting from inside - too cold for her out there. Enjoy.

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara


Sagira said...

Why is it that the furnace always picks the coldest day around to stop working? Hope your mom is nice and warm now and you guys don't lose power.

Sure looks like you guys were having fun in all that snow. :)

Wild Dingo said...

Um, HELLO? Siberia called. They want their siberians back. I mean, has it not occured to you? Siberians + Fur + Forced Snuggle = HEAT. If they won't snuggle, then get out the furminator...

seriously, glad your heat's back on... that looks cold! we don't have snow. and i can't believe i'm saying this, but i'm sad. the dogs sure loved it!

Lacy said...

w00fs, was gonna say, the furnance does mess up when u need it the most....yeah Phantom prolly does get colder...and u young pups just wanna have fun..

b safe,

Doris Sturm said...

Looks like fun! What happened with the sound?

It's been in the 70s and 80s here - feels like summer's just around the corner...

Sue said...

Your little wolf pack seems to be having a great time too. I always wonder about my Porties with no undercoat, but the cold doesn't seem to bother them at all.

3 doxies said...

NOW I wants my snow back cuz ya'll looks likes ya'll is havin' so much fun especially, Ciara! But I don't thinks Phantom looks like he is wanting to play...hehehe. Poor TD always gets da raw deal.

Ya'll please be safe! And thank gogness ya'll has heat.


Frankie Furter said...

I am sooooo very much glad that you got your furnie fixed.. just in the nick of time.
I don't know how you manage to play like that in all of that snow. I must admit that you make it look like fun!!! 10.5 inches would be way over MY head!!!
You stay safe and make sure you snug up to your mom.
I think your dad should stay home fur a few days. I'm just sayin'.

Zona said...

Thank goodness you have HEAT! I'm glad you're having so much fun in the snow. It's the best!!! But make sure you all stay safe too! I hope your dad doesn't have too much trouble with his travel plans.


Shawnee the Shepherd said...

That do be so nice of you to try to keep all that snow by you so we not be getting any more. I think that confuzzled the wevver peeples coz they rilly isn't saying much at all about wot we is getting tomorrow. Today we has ice on the deck and mom screams SLOW when I go peeling out the back door coz she is afraid I is going to wipe out and break something. Moms!

AFSocksScylla said...

Paws crossed for your safety. We are with Phantom, the snow might be OK, but the COLD certainly isn't. We don't do cold.

Hope the furnace stays on. But we thinks if every doggie and human snuggled together you would stay warm.

Maggie and Mitch said...

Thank doG your heat came back on! This is surely not the weather to have no heat!
What fun you guys are having in the blizzard! Stay safe!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

Gus said...

y'all are very clearly in your natural environment there! Great to see you having such a good time

gussie n teka

BeadedTail said...

We're glad you have heat inside but it sure looks like fun outside! That opening scene made our mommy laugh out loud! Ciara is such a character! We're glad your dad made it back home too!

Gus, Louie and Callie said...

Hey that is what we have been doing all day too. Our snow isn't so fluffy though it is more like ice pebbles.. Temps in the single digits over night. Mom and Dad think they will work from home again since the roads are still iced over...

Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus, Louie and Callie

Angus Mhor said...

There's nothing more beautiful than a Sibe in the snow! I'm so glad you all had such fun! I'm also very glad the heat is back on.

Life with 5 dogs said...

Glad to hear that the furnace is working again. Love the Snow, but enough is enough.

Teddy said...

Glad to hear you survived the storm fine...and had fun to boot. That's bad to lose heat. We're worried about the electricity since we have an electric furnace and since the lights have been flickering a bit.

Siku Marie, White Dog said...

Your blizzard is wicked looking...beautiful but not very nice to be in. We have wind and very cold temps after a bit of snow, but nothing like you all are experiencing. Please be safe and warm...this is a dangerous storm.

SO glad that the furnace is back in business. I would bet dad will have to reschedule his trip as the storm continues to move east.

Anonymous said...

Mee so glads yoo did gets your heat sorted out, frozen Momsters is neva a good fing.
Mee finks mee should emigrate cos mee would be outs in da snow wivs yoo guys playin. Mee does lov da snow soooooooooooooooo much.

Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

I khan only imagine how much fun it would be to watch Ciara and Moo together!

They are both rough and tough Siber Girls!!

I'll have to enjoy the snow by watching your video again and again - just fog here today after some freezing drizzle ovFURnight - Mom isn't sure what to expekht in the morning -

Please stay safe and warm and snowy!


Taricha and Nyx said...

Oh that looks like such a wondrous time! Here's to wishing we were romping too! But sadly pink bald bellies dont fare well outside 10min romps!

giantspeckledchihuahua said...

I'm sad to have left the warm temperatures of the southern desert, but I am happy to watch the OP Pack have so much fun in the snow!

Ciara, you definitely DON'T fight like a girl!

houndstooth said...

I am with Phantom! Snow is fun, but cold is not. We'd consider ourselves fortunate to get ten and a half inches of snow. Originally they were predicting fifteen inches, but now say we may get up to two feet! Do you want some of ours?


ForPetsSake said...

Eeek! It's been a tough storm here, too. We got mostly ice, though. I'm a bit petrified about tomorrow morning's commute, but today was a welcome day off from work, just being at home. The pups were happy we were home, too. They seemed to want to be outside, too, but that wind is a beast. Feels like a frozen wasteland here.
I'm glad your heat is back on and hope the hubby has a safe trip!

Samantha said...

How awful that your furnace decided to play dead today! You all have a lot on your plate! So glad you made a post - Sibe weather fur shores!!! Ciara reminds us so much of Avalon heheh! She "bugs" Sammie all the time, no matter rain, sun or even snows (which we don't get!) or inside - constantly on Sam's case!!! She obviously loves the winter scene there. Hope your hubby gets to Fl, but if airport closed... ??? Stay warm hoomans!
Hugs xoxoxo
Sammie, Avalon, Oz and Mom

Amber DaWeenie said...

Ikes.....Every times one of you's sat down, I felt dis cooold draft on my butt. {shiver shiver}

Hope your Dad makes it to Florida tomorrow. He'll like dat. It gots to 80 degrees here dis afternoon. I even stretched out in da sun while Mom cleaned da yard.

sagechronicles said...

Wow! Husky fun, but it sure looks like an awful lot of snow. Sure glad your furnace is working now and it stays that way through this storm. Stay safe!!

KB said...

My internet connection suddenly started moving. I'm so glad that you Sibes got a big snow! I can see that you're romping like the happy dogs that you are!

Sorry about the furnace... Oh my. We've been huddled by our fire all day even though our furnace is working!

I hope that airport opens in time for the trip!

Kari in WeHo said...

Mom should snuggle with you guys for heat!


the booker man said...

holy cow! look at all that snow and wind! ya'll were havin' funsies outside for sures! :)
pretty please stay safe 'n warm! me and asa and mama will have our paws crossed that you don't lose your power.

the booker man

Asta said...

Phantom, Thundew and Ciawa

It does look like a lot of fun, but I'm just glad that youw Daddi got home safe and I hope youw heat stays on and you all stay safe in this big stowm. I know that you can cuddle and keep evewyone wawm.
smoochie kisses

Wyatt said...

That's a little bit of Sibe-Heaven!
Not so much for the humans...

Wyatt and Stanzie

Lorenza said...

Looks like A LOT OF SNOW!
Ciara sure is having a great time there!
Thunder... a little bit and
Phantom... he looked happy contemplating everything!
Glad you have your heat working again!
Just thinking about it... make me want to go under my blankies!
My mom says she understands Momster... she would be inside too!
Take care!
Kisses and hugs

jen said...

Glad you are all safe! We are getting the ice part of the storm..even the Newfs would rather not be out in out! When I let them in tonight the ice coming off them sounded like glass when it hit the floor!
We are staying inside:)

Cyber-sibes said...

We're glad to know you are all okay & woo have heat again. this storm is really a whopper, isn't it? Stay safe!

jack & moo

Tanuki Maxx said...

Looks like FUN!!
Stay safe!


Jan's Funny Farm said...

Our heat went out today and jan couldn't relight it. She was fortunate to get some help or we'd be cold too. It's not snowing here. Just poured rain. Be warm and safe!

24 Paws of Love said...

Was that Ciara with the tail grab?? Both us white dogs do that all the time. Must be in the genes! HeHe! We only have 5 inches of snow and looks like the storm is going to miss us. We love the snow, but not the cold and all we've had is cold.

Hope you're staying warm now!!
Have fun!!

Holly and Khady said...

I really think Ciara and Khady need to get together! They would play perfectly together! They can pounce, and chase, and chew on each other without bothering the rest of us!! Don't worry TD, I totally understand what you are going through!

We had nasty weather here too. Luckily we were just on the edge so only got about 6 inches. But, the wind has been the worst part!

Glad the furnace got fixed and we hope your dad gets to take his flight!

Happy snow playing!


Minna Krebs said...

Oh my dogness!!! You poor things were without heat!?!?! I am so glad you got that resolved! I bet da Heater Repairman was da most loved person around when he showed up at your house!

Stay warm!!!!

Minna Krebs said...

Oh my dogness!!! You poor things were without heat!?!?! I am so glad you got that resolved! I bet da Heater Repairman was da most loved person around when he showed up at your house!

Stay warm!!!!

soggibottom said...

Take care babies and if I could I would send you our happy bubble that hangs around over the cottage in bad weather.
lots of love AMIE SOTO BLOSSOM X X X

BRUTUS said...

Glad to hear that you at least like the snow! We are soooooo tired of it. Now there is a layer of ice on top of ours - we are almost light enough to walk on top of the snow, but keep falling in, yucky! At least we are all warm & safe like you!

Brutus & Carmen

Tom, Tama-Chan, Sei-Chan and Bibi-Chan said...

Great video, but it looks mighty cold. WE hope your heating stays on, and you all stay safe.

Anna the GSD said...

My Great-Grandma up in Missouri said it's pretty bad! Hope you all stay warm, but still cold enough to enjoy the snows!!!

Mr. Pip said...

We were hit with the storm last night - snow thunder and lightening and everything! It is still snowing, but not as bad as last night.

Looks like you three make out better in the snow then me - the snow is over my head! Makes doing my business a little difficult!

Your pal, Pip

Anonymous said...

The furnace always picks the worst time to die on us.. Hope things are looking up and the weather gets better soon. We can't wait until spring.

tula said...

uh... op pack, don't know how to tell ya this. but someone is spying on woo's efurry move! in fact they're videoing it! especially that nutty one, ciara!

thought woo'd like to know.

♥I am Holly♥ said...

The video is fun...it looks like they are all enjoying the snow. We hope your furnace is okay. That storm missed us completely and I can't say I'm sorry. We got rain last night that was heavy but no snow. Lots of love, Debbie and Holly

Julia Williams said...

great video and it sure looks like you were having fun -- but I'm with Momster, I like to be inside much better!

George the Lad said...

Great video, seeing them jumping around.
See Yea George xxx

Deborah said...

Lots and Lots of snow. We got mostly ice! Not a lot of snow at all today....the big storm kindof fizzeled out when it hit our end of the country. Lucky for us!
Have a nice day!

Nubbin' Tails said...

You guys can hang out outside cuz you are dressed for it! Us, not so much. From Africa, hello. :-)

Looks like you had a marvelous time romping and playing!


Mr. Nubbin'

Remington said...

No heat? That is not good AT ALL! Please come on over to my house. I will have the fireplace going....see you soon!

Huffle Mawson said...

I hope you are all staying warm now!

FiveSibesMom said...

Totally "paw"some video! Is that Thunder in the beginning getting all that "air" under his running? Quite impressive! My five would love to come join your Sibes in a fun game of snow zoomies! I hope you have heat back on for the hu-family! The storm weakened by the time it got here so the predicted 20" turned into 10-12, and today is an ice storm, and that's not good! Slip sliding all over. Our furbabies spent a great deal of time during these storms too. Stay warm, dry, and safe!

Anonymous said...

Firstly, I just want to say that I'm SO very happy that TD's collie-flower wasn't anything to worry about. YAY!

And secondly, I'm SO jealous that you gots some snow. We got that storm here, too, but it didn't leave us any snow. I guess cuz it was saving up to leave it for all our furends. We just got the boring, awful cold. We haven't been above zero degrees for almost 3 days and that means I haven't been on my walkies for three days either cuz mom and dad says it's too dangerous and my Most Magnificent ears might freeze right off! I can't wait til it gets warmer so we can go for a walk again.

Anyways, you all stay safe and do some zoomies in your snow for me, okay?

Wiggles & Wags,

Clive said...

WOW! That is some blizzard! Murray really loved the video - he wants our snow back but no thank you!!!

We're very glad you got your heating sorted - not the weather to be without heat!!

Stay safe and take care
Clive and Murray

Sam said...

Thank you for the update! We've been worried about all our friends, and are glad that posts are being put up to let us all know everyone is okay!


Painter Pack said...

So glad woo is ok! And the beewootiful snow!! I am furry jealous ya know! I hope woo stay warm...and post more videos!!


Tweedles -- that's me said...

We are so happy to hear your heat is back on. How very scary. I have been so worried and still am- about all my bloggy friends.

Tweedles -- that's me said...

We are so happy to hear your heat is back on. How very scary. I have been so worried and still am- about all my bloggy friends.