A Cold Game of Fetch

It’s been a cold winter already. November and December brought weeks of – double digits.  In between cold spells we get a Pineapple Express. Warm winds from Hawaii that melt the snow and send gusts of winds that average 35-60 mph.

Whatever the weather, the games must go on. There are only so many days you can keep a patient dog like Nolan indoors. He doesn’t even seem to notice the cold when the ball comes out. Thank goodness for fur. It beats any modern fabric for cutting icy winds.  Just a fluff of ruff makes a heck of a lot of difference. Visibility is another issue.

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Big Blue

Santa came early, he brought us a truck. Our 2007 Toyota is sick, and believe it or not, Toyota is honoring the warranty in bush Alaska. They have a “remote” service program and will either walk the mechanic here through the job, or fly the engine into Anchorage for repair. In preparation for a long repair, we bought a 1991 Dodge pick up with only 60,000 miles on it. We named her ” Big Blue. She will save me from a 3 1/2 mile walk in the weather to come.