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Saturday, January 30, 2010

You Call This Snow?

Woo, everypup and everycat. It's me - Dave. The biped meteorologists said we were going to get 1-3 inches of snow night before last. Zim and I had great plans to go for a snowy romp ... I mean well-behaved walk in the snow yesterday. We checked the radar before bedtime and everything - and it looked like we were going to get pounded but good! Yeah, well. Here are a couple shots of us out on our walk in the "snow".

IMG_5361 Dave and Zim
This does NOT look like 1-3 inches to me! Can you believe this, Zim?

IMG_5363 Dave and Zim
Umm, Dave. You know who said we were just going to get a "light dusting", don't you?

Woo. Then it hit me. Previously, at Ao4 HQs...

IMG_5369_2 Ammy
Sniff... sniff...
My snowcast calls for a light dusting, with a chance of flurries throughout the day.

Ammy's never wrong! But I saw the radar myself! How does she know these things?!?! Woo.

Anyway, the girls took Mom for a walk after me and Zimmie did.

IMG_5370 Stormy and Ammy
Good weather call, Ammy! I didn't doubt you for a second!
Thank you, Stormy!

I don't know why anyone would listen to any other meteorologist! What was I thinking?!!? Sorry for doubting you, Ammy! Woo. In fact - there was a cool event last night that Am wants to tell you about, so let me pass the post over to her!


Thank you, Davy! Hi everypuppy and everycat! It's me, Ammy, here with an Ao4 Weather Moment. Well, actually it's more like an Astronomy Moment... but close enough! Did you see the full moon last night? Did you know it was the biggest full moon we'll see this year? Because of the elliptical path of the moon's orbit, it was as close to earth as it gets! It's also called the "Wolf Moon"! You can read more about it here.

Mom and I took a couple photos to share with you. We had cloudy skies for the first one, but it's still pretty:

DSCN3614 29 JAN '10 Wolf Moon

And here's a shot after our skies cleared:

DSCN3626 29 JAN '10 Wolf Moon
Wolf Moon 2010

The snow sure didn't pan out like we had hoped, but the full moon was sure something to howl about. :) I hope you enjoyed the photos! Ha-rooooooo!



  1. Pathetic snow, you guys, but the moon made up for it, didn't it?

    I was watching it last night and I didn't know those stories you told, but it was wonderful.

    You guys ought to move to Minniesnowda if you want real snow!
    We'd welcome you!


  2. Thats called a dusting of smow :-)


  3. Thats is once again a trumph for our lovely weather forcaster.. A light dusting for sure.. Once again dad is in awe of your mum's moon pictures.. Brilliant.. Tanks for showing us... HUgs GJ x

  4. We were wondering ...if we ever got paid in bones the many times the biped is wrong, we would have bones for the rest of our days. Cool pictures. Our full moon had Mr. Foggy on it
    Benny & Lily

  5. Maybe they meant 1 to 3 inches of snow in width?!

    You got more than we did, though.

  6. Anonymous3:20 PM

    WooOF! That sure doesn't look like an inch of snow to me! I love your Moon Pics Mom kept looking out at it but it was SOOOOOO Cold she didnt even bother going out to take pictures! LAZY!!

    Crossing my paws we all get MORE SNOW SOON! BOL :)

    Your fellow Honorary Sibe!

  7. Howl-ly Moon!
    I don't know much about snow... but sure that one is not enough for you, right?
    Kisses and hugs

  8. Hey Dave...I'm so sorry that you only got a little bit of snow and that sure looks like a little bit to me! We have gotten about a foot so far in Virginia. I saw on the news about the wolf moon and was trying to find it last night but never could! Thanks for the photos!!! It must have really been cloudy here! Ammy..you are the best forcaster ever!! Lots of love, Debbie and Holly

  9. Our moon was just gorgeous last night! We wish we would have known about wolf moon. We would have paid more attention!
    We have a wee bit more snow than you guys do but certainly not enough by our standards!

    Love ya lots,
    Maggie and Mitch

  10. We are so sorry about your snow. The moon is beautiful though.. Maybe tonight you will get some?

    Big Sloppy Kisses
    Gus, Louie and Callie

  11. I'm sorry you didn't get as much snow as you would have liked.

    Your mum got much better photos of the moon than my mum did! But she claims moon photos are not her forte. Or something.


  12. wow what an amazing shot of the moon!

  13. We can't figure out why the forecasters don't call Ammy to find out what is really going to happen with the weather. That moon is really pretty and bright. We didn't see it cause it was raining here but Ammy probably already knew that.

  14. Ice shavings or snow..anyways i'll trade it for the hot weather we've been having here in Singapore!

    Kool pics, especially the full moon, makes me wanna hooowwlll...!!


  15. Ooooh... nice photos of the moon!


  16. I'm not even sure you can call that a light dusting.


  17. oh we had the most lovely moon here tonight! It was totally amazing, but we didn't take any pics, sadly.

    Your snow, well I cannot bear to look at snow, cos I am up to here with snow.

    (up to my snooter in snow if you must now!)

    no seriously, our snow has gone, and we have sunshine, but no warmth to the sunshine.

    Some people near me are getting excited about warm sunshine and sea bathing, I have no idea in whatever what they are talking about.

    My J says to tell your Ma she has just emailed her in reply to her helpful one about facebook and hiding wild children. I hope it doesn't go into the spam folder, so perhaps you can get your Ma to check her spam.

    Mucho love Marvin who is worried about next weekkkkkk!

    oooops sorry my paw slipped on the k key.

  18. Ooh, that's a gorgeous photo of the moon! We saw that full moon last night where we live too. Our snow is about the same as yours, but we like that here. I guess poodles and huskies have different preferences for snow depth :)


  19. Wonderful moon shots!We agree you should have more snow - we probably have about the same amount in Scotland.
    Loved the 'mystic meg' pic of you Ammy - perhaps we will need to call you 'amazing Ammy' - you certainly have an aura.
    Martha & bailey xxx

  20. Countdown to let down is what I say....sorry about the no snow. Maybe today. ;) I love that picture of the 3 leashes, gloved hands, and poop bag below...such a real moment in a dog owner's life. :)


  21. HaRoooo AO4! I think maw is going to check in wid Ammy anymore. We didn't git any snow either. We didn't even gits a light dusting!

    Not fair. Efurryone south of us gots snow. What happened up North?

    Dat is a pawsome moon. We had cloudy skies but da moon had an eery glow around it. HaRoooooooooo!

    Husky kisses,

  22. Ammy, I think you should start putting up your forecast for us pups to know what is gonna happen. I was so worried we were gonna get a bunch more snow....If I had known your forecast I wouldn't have had to worry so much.
    Tell your mom great job on the moon photos!

  23. A-woooooooooo! Sorry, couldn't help myself after i saw that beawootiful picture of the woolf Moon! good job forecasting, Ammy, once again your Siberian instincts trumped the biped forecasters with all their "scientific methods"!

    a-roos to yous,
    jack a-roo & moo too

  24. 1-3" hahahaha!

    That wolf moon pic is really good! Wish we would have seen it.

  25. Ammy is always right! :)

    Thank you for sharing pics of the Wolf Moon! It was raining all night so we didn't get a clear look at the moon.

    Hope you get more snow soon!


  26. Thanks for the pictures since I completely forgot to go look at it. Would howling at a picture of the moon be stupid?


  27. Anonymous9:28 AM

    Isn't a Wolf Moon what causes the Wolf Man? Don't worry about the snow that missed y'all; it hit us - but good. We haven't even been plowed out yet. We are all loving romping in it. Ya know who really loves the snow? Radar, our blind "little" 84 lb brother. He loves shoveling his face in it. He always looks like Frosty The Snowman when he comes in. He's funny. We're sure that Ammy would have made a correct prognostication about our snowfall about; she needs to do guest appearances with Jim Cantore.
    - TBH&K