The white stuff

They promised snow and for once they got it right. Okay, it has rained all day, so I wasn’t holding my breath for a beautiful snowy vista from the window. But it did snow. And Ani dashed outside chasing snowflakes, catching them and licking them off the grass, insisting the doors be kept open for her to play…


Getting a clear shot was impossible as she dived around in delight as the first flakes fell. I eventually conviced her to come in, with promises of a long walk at whatever hour a decent amount of snow fell… if it did. She was not pleased… but by this time I was freezing.


Sadly, the snow stopped after half an hour, melting away as if it had never been, replaced by the standard soggy drizzle. And the boundless energy of the happy hound was replaced by a distincly mournful mutt as I attempted to get her dry.


About Sue Vincent

Sue Vincent is a Yorkshire-born writer and one of the Directors of The Silent Eye, a modern Mystery School. She has written a number of books, both alone and with Stuart France, exploring ancient myths, the mysterious landscape of Albion and the inner journey of the soul. She is owned by a small dog who also blogs. Follow her at and on Twitter @SCVincent Find her books on Goodreads and follow her on Amazon worldwide to find out about new releases and offers. Email:
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98 Responses to The white stuff

  1. It’s nice to finally have snow, but at this point in California, we’ve almost got too much. Ski areas are closing because they have too much snow! But at least half the state is out of a drought now.


  2. Ritu says:

    Oh bless her!!! Ours fell for over an hour but it is melting now… Ice rink roads in the morning me thinks!!!


  3. simonjkyte says:

    nothing in abingdon


  4. simonjkyte says:

    but forecast for derbyshire at w//end deterirating


  5. Raining here today and melting the snow. It’s been a strange winter with the weather this year.


  6. willowdot21 says:

    Beautiful Ruby was wandering around in a towel I wish I had taken a photo of her!! 🙂


  7. Poor Ani, missing out on some fun. Maggie’s not too keen.
    Our snow here was only snizzle, but according to the radar picture and forecast for tonight, it’s going to be pretty heavy, and damn cold! Maggie is having her final walk in about ten minutes, then we’re all going to be tucked up for the night, so let it snow, let it snow, let it snow!


  8. TanGental says:

    Mylo’s been keen to try and have a romp but then bottles it; this may be his first experience and he’s not as brave as Ani. If any stays then it might be interesting in the morning.


  9. Our dog Fyffe was the opposite today and he took delight in being indoors all day long. He has an outside house but we felt it just too cold for him and he agreed. The snow didn’t last long here either but my children bagged some and put it in one of our freezers.


  10. trentpmcd says:

    My dogs feel very sorry that Ani only had a few flakes to play with. They love snow, the deeper the better. If they have to “porpoise” through it, their bodies disappearing as the go down, they are in puppy heaven.


  11. bobcabkings says:

    The picture of Ani with the towel (“Never leave home without your towel.”) is as sweet a sad dog face as ever was.


  12. Haha! My behaviour wasn’t much more civilized than Ani’s. I went out to catch snowflakes wearing my pyjamas with a coat and shoes thrown on over them… Twice! Hubby had to make me come in.

    We didn’t get loads of snow, but I enjoyed what we had. They say we might get more… I hope so!


  13. I have to say…that “motion” picture of Ani is a beauty ! Abstract art. 💘


  14. socialbridge says:

    Oh that looks thrill, Ani. Love Puppy Stan xx


  15. Eliza Waters says:

    Ani, Mother of God. ;-D (Omigosh, those eyes!)


  16. Steph McCoy says:

    Your pictures a precious. 😍 There’s nothing like a happy or a poor disappointed pooch picture. My Mollie has me tied around her little paw.


  17. We’ve gotten some snow, then rain, now mud. Poor dogs. They don’t know what to expect 🙂


  18. Well, maybe it will snow again. Today here was 65 degrees so no snow left! Poor Ani!


  19. I think maybe I should try and write about snow because it sounds like so much fun. Maybe a swan in the snow [giggle].


  20. jenanita01 says:

    Shame it was so shortlived, especially for Ani. We didn’t get any, but just a few miles away they had quite a lot. We kept seeing cars and lorries going by covered in the stuff!


  21. noelleg44 says:

    I knew she’s go crazy if it snowed! Sorry, Ani, that it didn’t last. Ours didn’t either – we had temps in the 70s yesterday – 20 degrees about normal – and everything melted.


  22. adeleulnais says:

    We had real snow yesterday then it vanished much to Dante’s disgust but today it snowed again and he was out running around like a lunatic. Hope Ani gets her snow soon x


  23. dgkaye says:

    Ok, that picture of Ani is priceless! It belongs in a commercial ad. 🙂 ❤


  24. Widdershins says:

    ** takes another big breff, and tries again … ** 😀


  25. Helen Jones says:

    That photo of Ani in the towel is so cute – she is such a beautiful dog 🙂

    And I loved the snow! Too bad it didn’t stick around.


  26. Too cute as always!! We had proper snow up in the Highlands…but after 2 days it melted away to nothing….but on the mountains it stays😊


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