I somehow managed to avoid any snow around Christmas, even though my hometown got dumped on Christmas Eve while I was headed up north where snow is supposed to be inevitable, yet wasn’t. When I went to visit Mark’s parents my luck changed, and we got an entire day’s worth of thick, fresh powder. By Saturday afternoon his neighborhood was blanketed in white.
We took my two favorite golden furballs out to play in the snow after we finished shoveling the driveway. They love the snow just like we do, and right away started pouncing and digging around the fresh piles. Their favorite thing to do is try to catch snow balls we throw in the air. Profitta is getting a little old for it, but Seamus is still as athletic as ever.
I didn’t have my Canon on this trip so Mark’s dad let me borrow his Nikon D5000. It was a lot of fun using another type of camera, even though I had to shoot in auto because I could not for the life of me figure out how to change any settings (which also made me so appreciate my Canon’s manual option!). The Nikon was a really neat little camera, and took some awesome photos.
We hope those of you who got some snow enjoyed it with your pets – whether it was playing outside or snuggling up on the couch inside.
Happy last day of 2012!
I got to spend a lot of time with my two favorite golden furballs this weekend! You met Seamus and Profitta back in October and in FosterDad’s guest post. They’re my boyfriend’s dogs, and we hung out with them while visiting his parents in PA. They are, as always, beyond adorable.
Profitta – Age 11. Laid back, wise, and still mischievous.
Seamus – Age 6. Playful, happy-go-lucky, and Mark’s shadow.
In between snuggling with these two, I also got the opportunity to go check out a local rescue! I fell in love with the most darling pit bull named Everest. Can you guess why I took such a liking to this little guy, even before I met him? (Sorry about the iPhone photos.)
Yes, he is nearly the spitting image of Mr. Baxter! He’s a little stockier, but that big black pittie smile had me doing a double take. Everest is such a sweetie. When I met him he ran up to the fence of his outdoor running looking for ear scratches and baby talk. To my delight, we got to go inside and spend some quality time with him. I learned that Everest has an affinity for laps and TLC (what pup doesn’t?), and totally soaks up affection. He is happiest right here:
A self-proclaimed lap dog, Everest would make a wonderful companion for someone looking to give an amazing dog a new chance at love. He’s never lived in a home before so he’s got some manners to learn, but his potential shines right through in his dazzling personality. If you’re in the Philadelphia area and think you know of someone who might be interested in adopting this sweet boy, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I would scoop him up in a heartbeat if I could!