25 January 2009


Good Sunday Morning everyone form Oracoke USA!




This week has been pretty interesting, in a boring kind of way here. First for about a week, until Thurs., it has been really cold here. Well on Tuesday it was about 40F in the morning and started to rain, about 2 hours later it was 35F & the rain, misty turned into frozen fog, which of course coated everything with ice....THEN is started to SNOW!!! Very rare here, we had about an inch in and hour. Of course here on the island it was blowing a gale too, so the snow was coated on my porch screens and had blown into the porch. When I took the girls out, Willo just stopped on the porch and looked at me as if to say "no way", after a bit of coaxing she came out and went down the steps of the deck and planted herself in the brick walkway and said, "no way am I walking in that stuff"! She eventually did though, but more like a cat, testing each step. In the mean time Rose (8 yrs) was running around the yard, jumping and running her nose through the snow & running those bedlington figure 8's. Here joy was contagious to everyone but Willo and the other 3 joined her. They were so funny! Wednesday was "vet day" and my dedicated vet crept her way down the Outer Banks to get her to see clients, on very icy roads. I couldn't believe she actually came, so we had our monthly controlled chaos at my house with pets and people. The photo I have sent is of Storey, she is evolving into a bedlington look, has a nice coat with lots of guard hairs. She had a little groom on Friday and she is an angel on the grooming table. I am boiling some bones in the kitchen right now so they will have a little treat later & clean teeth! The weather has warmed and was 60F yesterday and is headed in that direction this morning, thank goodness!! I am no good to anyone in the cold. Take care and love to everyone from me and the Woofs
Good morning Tricia, wow what a change in Storey, she is getting her top not back and her coat looks terrific. It must be lovely seeing a sad girl change into a beautiful content and happy bedlington!
It is amazing it can be snowing one day and 60 degrees a few days later over there, just always cold or cold and wet here!

10 comments:

Marie said...

What a change in Storey!
She looks great Trish.

DEREK LEWIS said...

Morning Tricia

Didn't think it snowed in your part of the world, bet the dogs loved it.

The Makems

Sue and Liza said...

Storey is looking great, and she's such a sweet thing too.
Love the story about the girls in the snow! Our Millie loves it, but we don't know about Mabel yet as we haven't had any snow here since we got her, just hard frosts and ice.
By the way, what do you have in your aquarium?

patricia said...

Lovely to read your stories, and story looks fab.

Tina W said...

Storey is looking fab Trish-The weather is really weird at the moment-the same thing happened to my son who was in Tennesse over Christmas-he went out for a cigarette after a shower and his hair froze as it was -14,then the next day it was sweltering hot-must be global warmimg.

victoria and mr.bojangles said...

wow storey is looking great she is so lucky to have you look after her!

Trish said...

Derek,it is very rare to have snow here. The weather systems have to set up just right for that kind of cold to come in here. For quite awhile the whole east coast was in sub-freezing conditions. January, the last 2 weeks at least are usually the coldest weather here. In the aquarium is a turtle, we used to have an Albino Oscar that lived to be about 10 years old...Chris is looking for a new home for the turtle...we could just turn him loose in the yard, since that is were we found him, but Chris is afraid he won't be able to make it on his own. So we have "Free to good home, 1 box turtle"....any takers?

DEREK LEWIS said...

Hi Trish

We have a Leopard Tortoise so don't think it would go well with a Turtle.

The Makems

big mo said...

Love your reports and Storey is a credit to you

Trish said...

Thank you everyone for your kind words. Storey is a treasure.