I think dogs are the most amazing creatures; they give unconditional love.

For me they are the role model for being alive.

~ Gilda Radner

Friday, November 4, 2011

Baby, it's cold outside

Stumpy and I are usually out the door at first light. Stumpy's usually the first one to the door. I may need some encouragement, but not much since I love the mornings. Sunrise took place at 6:57am. Normally we would have been out around 6:30.


"Don't make me!"

At about 7:30, after I take a couple pictures she rousts herself

She just stood there and stared at me as if to say, "If you go out, I'll go out. But, you have to go first."

Then decided it was not yet time, better to just watch from the window

"What? you don't seriously think I am going out in that cold, do you?"

Finally, at 8:10
"I'm ready, now!"

But ONLY because I had put my shoes on.

By the way, at 7:30 the temperature was about 54F. With the winds gusting to about 20mph so the "real feel" was 49F. NOT that cold.


Kari in Alaska said...

Its so cold and windy here!

Stop on by for a visit

Anonymous said...

Uh, Stumpy, it's prolly good your job isn't to herd cows. I've heard they have to gets up at like oh-dark-thirty and herd cattles in the SNOW and the wind and in 174 degrees BELOW ZERO! Yep...it's a good thing you're all snug in Dirtville, that's for sure!

Wiggles & Wags,

Jan said...

We have had a 20 degree dip in temperature from yesterday to today. Brrr. Guess our summer may be over.

Laura S Reading said...

Here we are in training for the Fall Back time weekend. I know we can not hold out for the "wait til the temps are above freezing" hours. I am working on wait until the sun rises or you hear the neighborhood school bus pass.

Stump, you are no fool.

Nadine, Chewy and Lilibell said...

Haha, not as cold as New England, as you know ;) Chewy doesn't mind the cold, Lilibell, that's a whole other story. She starts whining 5 minutes after being outside and begs me to pick her up! Chewy loves it, he'll stay outside and freeze his tootsies off romping in the snow if I'd let him!

tula monstah said...

oh stumpy, the early bird gets the worm.. or whatevah woo have out there in dirtville:) the sunrises make up for it!

oh.. soo close to taking a chomp outta nordude this morning. he's slippery. too bad woo don't live here. we could doubleteam him!


Carey Brown Strombotne said...

it's going to be a loooonnnng winter for you and stumpy!

Dexter said...

Brrr... I hate that gusty wind. Shudder.

Maybe today you went out earlier, right? Use that extra hour.


rain said...

It has been snowing on and off here. I love the snow but on the morning of the last storm, it was 27F degrees with 50mph wind gusts. A few miles north of us, they called it a blizzard. That's a bit much for me until my shiny winter coat shows up.

You're lucky, your mom has more sense and will go somewhere warm before you have to go through it.

Love the photos. You look so cute once you finally decided to get up!

Stay warm, my friend.

Brenda's Arizona said...

Did you guys get the wind/cold front pass thru? We got it Friday night - all night. DUST galore.
But Saturday was worthy of a jacket/sweatshirt. The best!

Golden Woofs! SUGAR said...

Woof! Woof! C'mon that not real cold ... compared to my City of Chicago - windiest city. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

snoopydogknits said...

Hey! Hello there Stumpy. I like the early morning walks too, especially if there's a swim in the lake. Have fun! Osar........... and Ros

fromsophiesview said...

That's the temp here right now...cool for sure and the ocean breezes add to it...Come on Stumpy..you know everyone has to get up in the morning!

ForPetsSake said...

Wow - that last pic of Stumpy is mesmerizing! Her eyes are so expressive and mischievous. Our newest and youngest is the one that runs out at first light but is the fastest to get back inside now that the mornings are chillier. So sensitive!

Unknown said...

A girl needs her beauty sleep... speaking of cold. 26F this morning with frost. I LOVE it. Momma says it's not too bad since no snow and ice yet.

Froggeh salad always requires lily pad ranch

Anonymous said...

Ha! Fun pics Stumpy :D

I'm with you, anything below 70 is COLD! ;)

Waggin at ya,

fromsophiesview said...

Thanks a bunch Stumpy...I guess I'm just joining the pack...awoofff!