Katie here. You might have noticed that mama hasn’t posted in a week. That’s like 7 weeks in dog math, and almost unprecedented! I’ve been noticing a distinct lack of smiles on mama’s face too, so I decided I needed to take action.
And this morning, when it started to snow I knew just what I had to do.
I had to get mama off the sofa and out into the snow! Cause who doesn’t like snow? I mean, what’s not to like? It’s white and clean and fluffy. Mama says it’s also cold. And wet. And a precursor to mud.
Mama tends to get a bit negative toward the end of winter.
Anyway, we went out and explored the backyard. It was simply beautiful, even mama had to agree. And it wasn’t all that wet and cold either. I thought maybe, just maybe, mama would smile.
And she did lighten up a bit when she was focused on that silly camera of hers and all the pretty things in the yard.
Including me, of course.
But you know what really got her to smile? It was these little green nubby things she found in one of her gardens.
And the three red winged blackbirds that sang to us just as we headed back inside. She said that was really worth smiling over!
Though I have to say I should get more credit. Cause really, a sheltie in the snow? That has to make you all smile!
PS: Mama says that she was feeling very sad because a friend’s sheltie crossed the rainbow bridge Monday and he was just about exactly my age and she feels really really sad for his mom and human brother. Mama almost didn’t let me post today because she was worried it might make the mom even more sad. But I said that we could send our love to her this way, and if she ever needs a sheltie hug I’m available. I hope she’s doing OK, though I know her eyes are probably leaking right now. I wish I could make it all better for her.