Here in southeastern Virginia snow is a rare event. Snow that accumulates is even rarer! However, this week's arctic blast brought us a winter wonderland! Like most sporting-breed dogs, Toby loves the cold and snow. We needed hiking boots on the icy streets but Toby seemed right at home on his paw pads.
|"Ready for your walk yet?"|
We set out, with me lagging a bit behind to take pictures of the white magic...
|I didn't alter the photo - A week ago it was in the 70's and our quinces began to bloom...|
|A neighbor's flag captures the theme of the day...|
Then Toby began to have adventures as usual!
|"Rabbit alert!" (was it reading the paper?)|
|'Frosty paws' - but not the famous treat...|
|"Intruder!!!" The body language says it all - hackles raised, back feet poised for retreat.|
|Scary - until he tried to eat Mr. Snowman's carrot nose!|
|This cactus plant copes with the freezing temperatures...|
|...and so do the palm trees.|
And then, to Toby's delight, he meets a friend!
|"Ginger! Hey Ginger! Wanna be my Valentine?"|
|"See you on Valentine's Day, Ginger!"|