Hi Pups and Kitties:
We learned something interesting from A Word A Day. For those of us who are terrified of thunder and lightening, there is a word for us: Astraphobia or Astraphobics ! Sounds better than just calling us scardy katz, doesn't it?
People have nothing on dogs when it comes to astraphobia. Up to 20 percent of dogs of all ages and breeds suffer from noise phobias so severe that their people seek professional help for them. Now what do you think of that? I'm just glad there is gonna be some help for lots of us.
One more thing: The weather, of course. We got quite a lot of snow and we are expecting 2 to 3 more inches today. Here is a picture of me doing what I love to do in the snow. (its way deeper now, this was taken a few weeks ago.) It takes my Mom to get out and throw it for me though, and she will if its not sub-zero!
Here is a little pome about Minniesnowda in the winter time:
It's winter in Minniesnowda
And the gentle breezes blow
Seventy miles an hour
At twenty-five below.
Oh, how I love Minniesnowda
When the snow's up to your butt
You take a breath of winter
And your nose gets frozen shut.
Yes, the weather here is wonderful
So I guess I'll hang around
I could never leave Minniesnowda
'Cause I'm frozen to the ground!
Its a good thing Ali Z stays inside, she couldn't take this stuff.
Happy, Healthy New Year Everybody!