Friday, January 25, 2013

Lost in the fog,smog and ice storms

I know you haven't seen much of me the last week, and
We are pretty sure that it will be sporadic for
the next two weeks, but I told My Vickie
that we at least needed to check in and let you
know we are ok.
Like I said, it has been
foggy, smoggy, icy and bitterly cold
here in Northern Utah
The last few days with all the bad air,
fog and smog we have also
had the first ice storm that My Vickie
can ever remember happening.
Course Us Dog (like Dougal above and below)
still think we are in heaven, cause as you
know, we are good with water in whatever
form it should decide to show itself.
I have not been able to go for
walks or hikes for a week because
My Vickie says it is dangerous for her.
Apparently it wasn't too dangerous
for Dougal, his dad took him
for a long hike after the last storm.
But I did get to go and do a demonstration
about wilderness safety, Search Dogs
and Therapy Dogs
This was a great group of kids
and me, Tucker and Tye had a great time.
We even got to play soccer with the kids.
They had one of the boys climb way
up high on some stuff about 6 feet off the ground
and then they brought me in to find him. that was hard or tricky to me.
Come's me.
My Vickie would have got a picture of
me after I jumped up onto the high shelf
to find my boy but she was so surprised
that i climbed up there, she
didn't have time to grab the camera.
Back at the Day Care I found
my buddy Goose snoozing the day away
Actually, that is how most of us
have spent the last week.
Miss Bessie opened her eyes
for this picture, then went right
back to sleep
I guess I'll have to accept that this is
how my days are going to be for
at least a few more days,  I kind of understand
cause this morning I went out to play
and cut my foot on the ice and kept slipping
and falling.   Maybe you humans are right.
I mean, yes I have two more legs than you do
but no sense breaking one of them just
to get a little fun today.
I know that as soon as it is reasonable
My Vickie will take me hiking and to the river
to make up for it.
Stay Safe
Added Note:  Thanks to Murphy and Stanleys
mom we have a new de-icer for all of those
of you who live in our area.
We are going out to try it right now.
Yes it is terrible!! Mom just used a dog-safe ice melt and it worked out well so if you do not know about it:

Mix 1T rubbing alcohol and 1t of Dawn dish soap in 1/2 a gallon of water. It melts the ice and does not refreeze. We just did 17 steps off our deck and it worked great!

Keep Calm & Bark On!

Murphy & Stanley


Anonymous said...

Oh it looks cold to me, I'm glad we have only our daily rain. You look great between all the kids - I'll bet they all love you (who wouldn't love you). Stay warm and cosy ;o)

stellaroselong said...

OMPUG you have so much snow and now crappy ice...please be careful outside tooling around in the are like wonderdog, bert, anytime anyone gets lost they just sing that little song to you!
stella rose

Anonymous said...

We think the bestest place is inside sleeping, way to cold and to much snow for us little guys!

Your Pals
Sus & Bites

Reilly / Denny Cowspotdogs said...

Staying safe and warm is the best option at the moment we think - time for roaming and romping later :)

Golden Woofs! SUGAR said...

Woof! Woof! Golden LOVE the SNOW photos. You guys be safe n stay warm ... that's the most important. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

Idaho PugRanch said...

Bert, we did not get the ice storm here in Pocatello, but it warmed up enough to thaw some and turn the snow into ice. Mom tried to slip a few times this morning.
We are all getting cabin fever, soo ready for spring.
Keep warm and safe
Bailey, Hazel & Greta

Murphy said...

Yes it is terrible!! Mom just used a dog-safe ice melt and it worked out well so if you do not know about it:

Mix 1T rubbing alcohol and 1t of Dawn dish soap in 1/2 a gallon of water. It melts the ice and does not refreeze. We just did 17 steps off our deck and it worked great!

Keep Calm & Bark On!

Murphy & Stanley

rottrover said...

Oh Bert!! We're snoozing here, too, cuz it's raining, and while swimming is great, RAIN is not!! Mom doesn't understand our logics!!

-Bart and Ruby

keli said...

Yesterday we watched from inside as our mom parked in the neighbors driveway across the street (ours was a sheet of ice and it is steep, she would have crashed into the garage) tried to cross the street and went sliding uncontrollably down the street (in the middle of it!). She had to tromp in the deep snow on the outside of the sidewalk to borrow salt to salt her way across to us. We live on the steepest street in Farmington and it was crazy watching all the cars try to get up the street. Scary! On a happier note were overjoyed to see Dougal out and enjoying a winter wonderland hike!

keli said...

And thanks, Murphy and Stanley, for the de-icing recipe - our mom is going to try it on the driveway!

Ray and Tay

The Furries of Whisppy said...

Oh...we saw that about the de-icing in an email that was sent to Mommy but didn't think much of it (well, to be fair, we don't have winter). So happy to know it works!
Take care of your foot, Bert. Those are very wise words you said. We hope Allred is staying indoors too?

georgia little pea said...

This winter, I'm learning lots of things on blogs that I haven't a clue about. Berms, salting, snow boots, Thorlos, de-icers and another mystifying thing I can't even remember the word. Who would have thought pretty icing from the sky could cause so many problems! Here's hoping everyone makes it through this awful season without fractured hips and getting SAD.

GOOSE said...

Dude it is better to stay in and sleep. OH MY Goodness. The top of all my snow is a thick layor of ice! And walking in it, well I am just going to say it, it SUCKS. I do not like that at all! I'll see you in a bit. Get the couch ready for me. Unless that deicer from Murphy and Stanley works. Then I will be outside with you. After all a guy does have to, you know, pee and poop.

3 doxies said...

Heeeeeeeeeello! Heck, I was hopin' sombuddy would feel sorry fur me and da sleet we is gettin' but never mind.
Thems is some incredible fotos...even if it is in da snow...hehehe.

Awwwwwe, looks at Goose sleepin' off our visit. Thank you so very much fur join' da Bucket List Tour, you really made it most joyfull.


Frankie Furter and Ernie said...

OMD we SAW Goose's Post about the Ice. We get a LOT of Ice here on our hill... you can bet your collar that WE will be trying Murphy and Stanley's De Icer stuffs..
We have SAFE T Salt butt it will NOT work if it gets below 22 degrees.
MOM wrote the "RECIPE" Down and will be givin it a TRY when the next Ice storm comes.... which we think will be in a couple of day.

THANKS... to all THREE of you fur givin us the heads up about this.

Lovable Lily said...

Best you stay in is right Bert! We don't need no broken legs or paws or noses.

Get your snoozing in now so that when the weather does clear up you can get back outside and run like the breeze.

Lily Belle & Muffin

RYKER said...

Wozzers, sounds like you have more wintery weather than we have up here in Alaska. Sorry your not out enjoying it. I see you did get to enjoy the company of a couple Aussie it's all good!

Andrea and the Celestial Kitties said...

Wow, you guys in the snow make me cold! I think the nappers have the right idea!

Melissa said...

The photo with snow on your face is absolutely beautiful. Looks like you had a fun time with the kids. I hope you stay warm and snuggly tonight.


scotsmad said...

This is like our fifth time trying to comment. Our computer or blogger or modem or something is going crazy.

nearly forgot what we wanted to say. That de-icer sounds good. We don't get ice here much. Sounds like you had a fantastic day out with those kids (we don't like kids much--unless they have food.)

We're hibernating, too, because it's still too hot for furry creatures. Hope you get a melt soon so you can hike.

XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy

harrispen said...

That sure is some nasty weather you are having. I agree that you should just stay inside until it is safe to venture out. BTW it sure looked like you had fun with all those kids.


NanaNor's said...

Hi Bert, So glad you and Miss Vickie are staying safe inside. Don't want any injuries at all. We are having nice weather but it is supposed to snow next week-I'm loving it being so warm and really don't want the snow. Thanks for the tip from the boys-we can get ice here on walkways and I've fallen before, don't want to again.
Have a great weekend my friends!
Noreen & Hunter

NCmountainwoman said...

Oh thanks for sharing the de-icer tip. And you look just regal and gorgeous as you do your work with the kids. Take care and keep your Vickie warm.

klahanie said...

Oh my, aren't you having some cold, snowy weather. Still, it sure can be fun. Penny the Jack Russell dog, however, wasn't too thrilled about it this evening.

I'm sure those youngsters adore you. I see Penny is having a well earned snooze! :)

Enjoy your weekend.


Sagira said...

You do such a great job keeping the kids educated

Prancer Pie said...

We wish you could romp in our field at our house. The weather is great! You could play in our pond, too. Stay safe and warm til the thaw starts. (thanks for the tip!)

acd6pack said...

Glad to hear that you're keeping busy indoors and thanks for the tip, we're going to try it, we don't want the blind trio to slip and fall!

Casey said...

When it's that cold, you have to sleep a lot to keep up your strength!

K9 Katastrophie said...

Hi Bert! Looks like you have been having fun! Brrr!


houndstooth said...

We'll be trying that de icing trick here for sure! Thanks for the tip!

I cut my pad on the ice the other day, too, but I don't let it hold me back from fun! I hope you can get out some soon!


chicamom85 said...

Wow thanks for passing on that great recipe. Mommy is going to try it. We don't use salt much, cause I get it in my toes and then I cry cause it hurts. I hope you get to go out and play soon, but napping is a good thing as well. I love when you do your school trips.

Loveys Sasha

Amber DaWeenie said...

Brrrrr....That really sounds COLD!

Hibernation would be a good thing right about now!

Two French Bulldogs said...

Oh boy you need a face wiper. It's freezing
Benny & Lily

Cotton said...

Stay warm and healthy, pals

Jeanne Pursell said...

We really enjoyed seeing the pics of you doing your rescue job!! It has been VERY frigid and snowy here in NY as well. We will pass that recipe for melting stuff over to mama to try out. Thanks for the tip! We are catching up on our naps...xoxo Chloe and LadyBug

Tom, Tama-Chan, Sei-Chan, Bibi-Chan, Gen-Chan, Vidock, Violette said...

That looks like an awful lot of snow! We agree that staying indoors sounds like a pretty good option! We hope Allred understands this too!


Declan said...

Glad you're okay big fella. Your Mom must be SO proud of you! Deccy x

haopee said...

Sounds like a peaceful week. As usual, you look dashing and exceptionally handsome posing with the kids.

We hope you guys are safe.

Huggies and Cheese,


Murphy said...

YIKES! Just realized that the ice melting recipe doesn't specify HOT water. it needs to be HOT water. Sorry we forgot that! Several people (including us) used it and it worked really well. Sorry!! Please update to say HOT water - thanks!


The Army of Four said...

We're sure glad to see that you're OK. We heard about the horrible ice over on Goose's blog. There is NOTHING worse than ice! Mom wrote down that ice melt recipe -- many thanks for sharing! We hope we won't need it, but it's there now, just in case!
Stay safe, buddy!
Play bows,

RYKER said...

Wish you could come with your mama in June. It is the best month to visit Alaska IMHO.

KB said...

It sounds like you must be having similarly insane weather as we're having. I hope that the ice melts soon for you. It sounds very scary!

I'm not surprised that Bert couldn't be tricked on a search!!!! I love seeing him with the kids. He's such a naturally loving and lovable dog.

The Cat From Hell said...

Me is furry sick of snow! Me wants winter to bes over and today, wes gots above 0c (32f) for the first time in weeks and weeks! Kozmo went outside and quit tormenting mes! Me is so furry happy! Me hopes it breaks for yous guys soon too!

Anonymous said...

I hope the weather gets better so you can get back to those great hikes soon, Bert!

What Remains Now said...

I too hope you get a break in the weather. I am excited to try the ice melt!

Shelle Pennington said...

Glad you are resting up and being careful. Definitely cannot take a chance in getting more hurt than a cut, Mr. Bert.

But we like Goose's idea better... can we sleep until Spring?

Shelle, Milo, Dixie and Newby,

2browndawgs said...

What a great recipe for a de-icer. And I love your new header!