Little Amber isn’t the only one stuck inside today. Other kids and pets check out the snow drifts left behind by Nemo:

  • Edwina

    There will be lots of messes to clean up today and not just from babies.

    • TugboatPhil

      We have two Chihuahuas. Prior to snow hitting here (Blue Ridge of Virginia) I put down a couple of canvas tarps on the front porch and part of the yard. I sweep some of it while it’s still coming down. When we get a lot, I bring the tractor to the door and use the blade to remove most of it. But when I pull the tarps off, I have a clean porch and a patch of grass just the right size for two small dawgz.

      It’s worked for up to 2 feet before. I don’t know if I’d want to try it for much more than that.

      • Txgirlinnh

        That’s a really good idea! I’m new at this whole snow thing and could have lost my pup this morning if I hadn’t been right there. Definitely going to try your method next time!

        • TugboatPhil

          Our “porch” is really just a concrete pad between the walk and the door. One of our guys has such short legs that I have a small wood ramp to get him up onto the pad and then a piece of plywood that we stick down for him to walk up into the house.

          Yes, we look ridiculous doing it but still do several times a day. I also built him a ramp to get up onto the bed.

          • Txgirlinnh

            Aww they are as lucky to have you as you are to have them.

          • RightThinking1

            The things we do for pets…….

          • poljunkie♪

            I hear you- ours are addicted to chicken jerky.

          • CatHerder

            I did similar for our two, built a ramp for them to get on the couch. All the books say it’s bad for dachsies to jump.

          • poljunkie♪

            We do the same…only we use the ottoman.

          • CatHerder

            Geez, I spent all that time looking up high traction surfaces and i coulda…;-)

      • Edwina

        Living in South Georgia, I wouldn’t mind a mess or two to clean up if we could get some snow. Have only had snow 1 time in the 49 years I have lived here and it was wonderful. Raised in PA and still miss the snow.

        • $23629333

          Wish the Good Lord made it possible to trade. I’d willingly – happily – send you the weather we’ve had this winter.

        • CatHerder

          We had a sprinkling of snow on both my grandbabies first Christmas Eves. Not enough to stick to the ground, but you could see it falling. Maybe that means we’ll see it again this coming Christmas.

    • PennyRobinsonFanClub

      Southeastern Mass., got one small tree down, one large rhody, and one huge branch off an ancient elm that’s bigger than a lot of trees!

  • Txgirlinnh

    Opened the door this morning to shovel my dogs a path and my puppy just bounded out all excited, then he sank in over his head. I had to pull him out and doubt he’s going to want to go back out any time soon.

    • JeannieJ

      So…I probably shouldn’t talk about how my cats and I lounged around on the patio in the 60 degree abundant sunshine of Vegas? 😉

      • Txgirlinnh

        No worries. This was my first big snowstorm since I moved up here and being from central TX I’ve had plenty of warm and sunny February days! Now my little pup might have a few choice words about the snow though 😉

  • $23629333

    They should have shown the face of Amber’s father. He’s the one heading out to shovel that white stuff.

    When I was a kid, I loved winter and all the white stuff. Now that I – like Amber’s father – have the responsibility of shoveling it, I don’t like it at all. Now I say, loudly: bring on the global warming!

    • Michelle

      And maybe her mom shovels too? I just spent 10 yrs living in Boston and I shoveled the snow – because I wanted to, it’s a great workout!

      • BristolGOP Backup

        Pretty sure you’re alone in this.

        Ten years ago, I had the flu during one of these shovel-out days. My wife had to do it. Once. I still catch flak!

        • Michelle

          Because your wife gave you flak about shoveling, that means no other women shovel? Pretty sure I’m not alone in that – saw plenty of women shoveling in my Boston neighborhood, either helping their husbands or doing it themselves. But generalizations are fun, aren’t they? Not all of us are delicate flowers afraid of manual labor.

          • Txgirlinnh

            I’ve been out all morning shoveling. I enjoy it and it helps prepare for swimsuit season :)

          • Michelle

            Exactly. Like I said, it’s a great workout. And when you live in Boston, pretty much stuck in the house a lot of the time during the snowstorms, gotta find ways to stay in shape.

          • BristolGOP Backup

            If I were gonna troll you back, I’d request you go make me a sandwich. :P~

          • Michelle

            Pointing out that women also shovel is considered “trolling” you? Dramatic much?

          • BristolGOP Backup

            Guilty! Gyno-African theatre studies major in the hizzy!

          • McCarty Griffin

            I shovel snow. It’s great exercise and a way to have fun in the snow while doing something practical. I also mow the lawn and weed eat.

        • $23629333

          TD, after my shout-out to Archie Bunker above, I must confess that I have – the last few years – seen far more females shoveling snow than ever before. Granted, some of them did not have a husband or other suitable male who could do it – but many of them were doing it despite having a “man around the house.” Either they were shoveling along with their better half, or doing it themselves rather than waiting for their better half to do it.

          Imagine, TD, women who cannot or will not cook, but WILL shovel snow. What is the world coming to?

          • ML

            I like to shovel AND like to cook! :) But I don’t like taking out the trash….ew.

        • Liberty

          I know I can shovel. I just don’t want to. I’ll make the food!

  • almarquardt

    I’m jealous.

    • aliswell

      Oh, me too! We desperately need this where I’m at.

      • $6749464

        The midwest needs this kind of snow!

        • almarquardt

          I know. I feel like waving my arms at the sky and screaming, “Hey! You forgot about us over here!”

          (I wonder now if these will be famous last words . . .)

  • GaryTheBrave

    That first dog photo seems like the dog is thinking, “How can the door be in front of me and beside me at the same time?”

  • u_scruffy_nerf_herder

    As much as I disliked living in Pennsylvania I miss getting snow, except for that time we came back from Maryland and were snowed out of our house. One time when the snow was starting to melt my mom picked up our cat who had a habit of sneaking out and tossed her into the slush. She has since been terrified of going outside.

  • poljunkie♪

    Once, growing up in SAN FRANCISCO- we had enough snow on the ground to take cardboard and slide down some hills. It was awesome and incredible. I was about 14.

  • Anita Shelton

    I’m a 67 year old widow. We don’t have that much snow and haven’t for several years. However, last year and this, I’m the one with the shovel, my son is the one with the snowblower. Does that make sense?

  • BeeKaaay


    I survived 1979 Chicago. 9 FEET of snow.

  • Guest

    One of the secret boons of a monster snowstorm.

  • ladyjoy

    Poor cat, “he’s thinking how am i going to see the birds now” this is just too much snow. humans driving the climate change up and down. i wonder how much snow will fall in the next 5 years.


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