A slight break in precipitation has Blue back on his morning routine. Out the east stoop he goes before daylight. He journey makes a complete circle around the house and he deposits himself at the kitchen porch on the west side. He barks to mark his arrival.
When I opened the door to let him in before dawn, I noticed these very long icicles. I stepped out in the chill wrapped tight in my bathrobe to get this photograph.
Usually, we race to his treat jar. The jar marked "Blue's Treats" holds something magical to him. I fill it with bite-size shredded wheat. The vet suggested this as a healthy alternative and it works just fine for Blue.
He's almost completely blind so I have to talk him through a snack so he won't take off a finger.
Lina perches in a central point to wait on daylight. She waits--sometimes patiently--for me to refill her food dish.
When I go for coffee after daylight, Lina has already been sprayed once or twice with my plant mister for sneaking on the counter for a better look at the birds.
If he's not quick enough, Lina will grab the pillow before him.
Sometimes I get a lot of calls, other mornings are quieter.
and suggested she head this way before things got any worse.
but it sure beats shoveling and breaking up ice
to get your car out! We're all getting our exercise, for sure.
It makes the them look a bit like lightning bolts.