Snow Day

My frozen water bowl

My frozen water bowl

A weird thing happened this week. I can’t hardly explain it. Let’s just say that the air in the freezer was somehow transported and expanded to fill the whole world. I know this because the water in my outside toilet bowl turned into ice. Ice, as even a capybara knows, belongs in the freezer. I know because that is where my popsicles come from. If not for popsicles, ice has no reason to exist in this world.

Ice from my bowl

Ice from my bowl

The photo above shows how much ice my owner pulled off the bowl before she filled it with fresh, slightly warmer, water for me. Let me tell you, I wasn’t happy about stepping into that water with my sensitive little feet!

Frost Weed

Frost Weed

It was so cold that even the plants froze, as you can see from the photo above. And I’ve been noticing something weird happening to the leaves on the trees. Well, first off, lots of them are just falling off their branches leaving the trees all bare and naked-looking. But also some of them are turning funny colors.

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It does look pretty but I think I like the solid green color better.

That is not the weirdest part of it, though, not even by half! The weird thing is that one day it didn’t rain. I don’t mean “it didn’t rain” as in it was a nice sunny day, I mean it did something else besides rain. My owner said it was snow and that snow is ice and that–you are not going to believe this–that ice can fall from the sky! Sometimes she talks crazy but how do you explain the photo below?

Snow and my pool (which I am NOT using in this weather)

Snow and my pool (which I am NOT using in this weather)

That white stuff in the air is the snow. The poor horses had to stand out in it. Their fur is a lot thicker than mine though and they didn’t even seem cold.

Ribbon & Chesapeake with falling snow

Ribbon & Chesapeake with falling snow

Of course Phoenix just thinks the whole cold thing is fun. What is wrong with that horse?

Phoenix playing in the cold

Phoenix playing in the cold

I, on the other hand, know just how to handle cold weather.

Me waiting out the cold on my fireplace bed

Me waiting out the cold on my fireplace bed

1 comment to Snow Day

  • Alex

    Poor Caplin! That’s only the first sign of Global Warming… please stay inside: if you get cold, you’ll be as miserable as I was the last week or so.

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