…. winter in New England.
It’s the first snow of the 2016/17 winter season in New England. At least it’s the first snow here in Salem.
It’s also the first snow for Miss Belle, as a New England collie… and she’s not sure about it yet. She is not a dog who likes to get her feet wet, either. When it rains, she hesitates to go out on the grass and mud. She is a lady and feels more comfortable with clean, dry feet and furs.
We have tried to explain to our Belle that being a New England collie dog has its benefits but also has its responsibilities, too. Like toughing it out when it snows and looking at it from a slightly different perspective.
Like I said, it’s only a dusting. Confectioner’s snow, sprinkled over the land.
Paul has just left with Belle for her first walk in her first New England winter wonderland. I am pretty certain she will learn to love the snow… she does not like to be hot, and up until now, whenever we’ve had the heat going, she prefers to be outside for a while, to cool off.
She didn’t go down the steps when I had her out just now… she wanted to go back IN!
Oh well… she’s out there now walking the neighborhood with Paul, and so begin the long winter days in New England.
It might behoove us to remember what it was like previously here…
A glimpse of the late, great, Emmalee and Kip, enjoying the white stuff 2 years ago.
Bex & Co.