Just before our current warm spell (my bees were out flying today!), I took the dogs for a nice walk in the late afternoon. The snow was frozen so hard (there was over a foot in the fields) that the dogs could walk on top without breaking through. I didn't break through much on my snowshoes either.
After the thawing of the past couple of days, with some rain, it's all a big mess. Temps are supposed to drop back down tomorrow.
Sophie is not a fan of being photographed, but because she wants to please me, she'll hold a sit-stay while I click away. But she was looking over at the free-ranging Tristan!
The skies are beautiful in winter.
"Please Mummy, can I go now?"
Yes you can, Sophie!
And Gordon has a fundraising campaign on for our local animal shelter, the Stormont, Dundas & Glengarry OSPCA. If you're on Twitter, follow Gordon (@gsclawfirm) then follow the shelter (@ospcasdg) and voilà, $1 will be donated to the shelter. They hope to get 5000 follows by January 31st! Please spread the word.
PS: A sad note about that Mallard we tried to rescue the other day. He was taken to the excellent Wild Bird Care Centre in Nepean, but sadly they couldn't save him. The duck had an open fracture of his wing, and infection had set in. But I am glad he didn't die a lingering death out in the bitter cold. I hope the Mallard felt loved and cared for.