Monday, December 22, 2008

Princess Skarlet

Our year long project has been to build a dog room.  We have one area of the house that was not practical to use as a living area.  It is totally cut off from the rest of the house.  The people before used it as a dining room and living room.  Murray put up a new wall and made an office for me that connects to the kitchen and the rest of the house.  On the other side of the wall (through the door) is our dog room.  We have tiled this room and I just painted it not too long ago.  We have had to do it in sections as we didn't always have the money to do it all at once. Some is better than none.  It is about 7/8's done as we only have the entry way to tile (coming from the outside door on the porch).  We do want to put a door in that would lead to the backyard, but that is in the future.
This room has kicked butt this winter because I can bring all of the dogs in here and let them dry off after playing outside.  All of the snow and dirt falls off in this room and then they can come in the rest of the house after that.  They seem to have relaxed in there now.  I came into my office to see Skarlet through the door.  There happened to be a dog bed on one of the wire crates.  Skarlet had hopped up there to look out the window and later fall asleep.  I did move the dog bed to the top of the plastic crate because the wire crate was starting to cave in.

Will It Ever STOP Snowing

Like most places in the Northwest, we have had snow falling continuously for a week.  Now all that we can do is have fun and take pictures.  We have settled into a routine of doing chores for over an hour each morning, running, eating, sleeping, going potty, going for a walk, doing chores for about an hour each night, running, eating, going potty and then going to sleep each day now.  The dogs seem pretty content with this routine.
I did see that we are supposed to be staying in the double digits (high and low) for the next few days.

I needed to change it up a little today, so I took some pictures of the dogs.  I am getting really used to being out in single digit temperatures now.

This is Singe the Snowman

If that look of Lash's could talk.  I wonder what she is thinking.

Skarlet is forming some nice whiskersicles on her chin.

Kate says "You can catch snowflakes if you stick your tongue out far enough".

Fusion looking cute as ever.  The snow does not phase her one bit.

This is a picture of Smith Rock from our property.  What a view we have, if I don't say so myself.

The next 3 pictures of of the dogs having fun.  Our snow is soooo dry that is just kicks around like dust.  We have about 2 feet of snow on the ground.

Nan reminds me of sheep wool.  The snow just sits on top of her coat like it does on a sheep's wool.