Saturday, January 04, 2014

Cold, Snow, Chicken

Another morning of snow and ice on the road and cold in the air.  Walking Junior up the street I tried to convince myself that I could easily handle the snow on the road.  There was, after all, a lot of grit and salt mixed in with the snow.  And big patches of hard ice here and there too.  The first walk verdict -- postpone the riding and take the dog to the park.


Going to the park I knew I would get out on to the main roads and find them clear.  They were but while throwing the ball for Junior I realized it was really cold.  Single digit cold.  Not Alaska cold.  Cold for me.  So I chickened out and left the scooter at home and went to town with Junior.

I could have ridden though...


There is a cafe in town that allows dogs and that's exactly where Junior and I went.  Breakfast for me and a bowl of water for him.  He was quite content and relaxed until Rosie, a female German Shepherd arrived.  It was too early in the morning to see him turn into Sir Humpalot so we wandered out the other door and on towards home.

Tomorrow the weather forecast promises freezing rain and sudden temperature drops.  Sounds like I should just surrender to clinomania...

7 comments:

Charlie6 said...

I must ask, in the picture of your shadow holding what appears to be a leash....where's junior's shadow?

4 inches of snow on the ground today....

Steve Williams said...

Charlie6: That' a ChuckIt in my had -- a plastic thing that allows me to throw the tennis ball a long way. Junior is sitting out of frame. Or his shadow is...

A few inches of snow here as well.

arthur said...

It seems to me that with weather forecast to be like that, one could come away with a lot of wisdom from Junior. Stay at home...

Richard M said...

The ChuckIt really does look like you're holding the leash of a dog that (at least) you can see but doesn't cast a shadow.

Bryce Lee said...

Sir Humpalot eh? Would have thought your four legged friend would have had better manners.

However he is a dog and probably not an "it" so to be expected; mind perhaps you were simply being cautious. Still Junior does look quite animated in the photograph.


Bryce Lee said...

Sir Humpalot eh? Would have thought your four legged friend would have had better manners.

However he is a dog and probably not an "it" so to be expected; mind perhaps you were simply being cautious. Still Junior does look quite animated in the photograph.


Keith - Circle Blue said...

It's wise to know when to fold em'.