Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Sometimes A Dog Needs A Little Help

This morning our granddog, Tucker, asked to out into the front yard to . . . well, ah, um . . . check things out.

To do this he has to cross the deck . . . which he couldn't figure out how to do because there was two feet of cement-like snow most of the way from our house door to the steps down into the fenced in yard.

No, we didn't get two feet of snow.  Just around 4" yesterday but then last night we had high winds that blew snow into solid drifts in inconvenient places.


So understanding Tucker's plight, Papa Pea left his breakfast to go shovel a path for Little No-Legs to traverse across the deck.


"Thanks, Gramps.  I really needed to get out."

What did this born and bred Minnesota dog do when he had accomplished his early morning rounds?  Laid on the deck and enjoyed the fresh air and atmosphere.  Stiff breeze and all.  (Go with the flow?  Bloom where you are planted?  Make the best of the situation?  Tucker knows how to enjoy life.) 

18 comments:

nancy said...

Ah, what nice parents he has :) Gotta have some fresh air once in a while...

Sparkless said...

Our weather used to be much like yours until now. Our snow is gone and my crocuses are in bloom. Nice of Papa Pea to shovel a walk way for the little guy to get out to do his business.

LindaCO said...

Those short legs can make things difficult sometimes. Fun pictures.

Ruth Dixon said...

I remember our lil' Chihuahua, Twitch, jumping out of our rig into a snow drift (we didn't have snow, we were driving through it) and he literally was stuck in place. Poor guy. After I got done laughing, I helped him out.

Stephanie said...

LOL reminds me of my mother....first thing she does after a storm is clean off the back porch so the cats have a dry place to be, and then she starts snow blowing the back yard and paths for the dogs.

Susan said...

You are the best granddog-parents ever! Winter is tough on the altitude-challenged. The best I do is to shovel for the chickens. Otherwise, there would be a giant pile-up at the door.

Anonymous said...

Ha, ha, ha...Sometimes we all need a little help. I remember when, years ago, we had a nasty ice storm with strong east winds. The next day, we couldn't get out of the house because we were iced in! Truly! All the doors and windows were encased in solid thick ice. After realizing that we had a "situation" to deal with, we called a neighbor to come chip out the front door for us. We were rescued and not a window or door was harmed. Whew! What a homestead memory that one is!-M

Mama Pea said...

Nancy - I think he would have had to go out in a worse way before he would have attempted to climb that huge drift between him and his destination! His short legs are definitely a disadvantage in some situations.

Mama Pea said...

Sparkless - I guess I've gotten in the habit of always keeping our deck shoveled because of having dogs. If there is the least bit of sunshine, they love to lie outside on the dry deck.

Mama Pea said...

LindaCO - That's for sure. Take it from a human who has short legs!

Mama Pea said...

Ruth - 'Tis true, the larger dogs seem to love snow and can go gah-lopping almost anywhere but it truly is troublesome for the wee little guys who still have to get outside to do their business!

Mama Pea said...

Stephanie - What a nice pet mama! We've never gone so far as to make paths in the snow but I know some people do.

Mama Pea said...

Susan - Our chickens have their covered "solarium" which they use every single day of the winter, but they do not like to step out on that white stuff. Nuh-uh. Nope. No way. We'll wait for some nice gooey mud, they say.

Mama Pea said...

M - That is a winter's tale for sure! Methinks you need to build an escape hatch of some sort on the west side of your house!

Qwaynt said...

ahhh Grandpa pea is a good granddad for MR Tucker. He looks Good .

Mama Pea said...

Qwaynt - Who looks good? Tucker or Grandpa Pea? Hahahahaha!

Erin said...

LOL... my dog does the opposite - an Australian Shepherd with thick BLACK fur goes and sits in the sunshine on 100 degree days... I think she either has old bones and the sun helps or she's just plain going old-lady crazy!

Mama Pea said...

Erin - Don't cha think it must feel like lying close to a heater or wood stove? Right now that sounds pretty good to me!