Monday, March 2, 2015

Mischief Monday - A Little Destruction to Warm up a February Day

Those of you who stop by regularly will have heard us complain about the cold. February 2015 was the coldest February on record and the second coldest month on record (January 1974 still holds that record). It has been awful. Exercise outside was limited. Hailey does have super nice boots but she will not wear them and keep them on. Even if she would have, and she would have worn  a coat, her ears and nose and tail would have been exposed, leaving her at risk of frostbite. It doesn't take long for the cold to do serious damage (several people froze to death in Ontario this winter,  so tragic). It was so cold that even Niagara Falls froze over.  (Note: We don't live near the falls, but given they usually have milder winters than we do, we are impressed).

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Given that Hailey only had 2 or 3 walks all month (and only 1 or 2 in January), it is not a surprise we had a few accidents and one incident of destruction. Fortunately it was nothing major, just a jay cloth and an investment report (which we can get online).

I am proud of Hailey for doing so well during this very difficult winter. A few years ago I fear she would have destroyed the house. Let's hope the worst is behind us. 

We are hosting a guy's day of camping, hunting and fishing on March 23. Please send us your pictures by March 20th to [Note, our email address was incorrect on the original post].


  1. Wow, that certainly is cold :/

  2. Niagara Falls was full of ice cubes when the peeps visited, they thought it was cold then but they didn't have to worry about frost bite on their noses....that is very, VERY cold!
    Take care, keep safe and warm
    Loves and licky kisses
    Princess Leah xxx

  3. Oh my, Niagara Falls froze! That is seriously cold! We had cold days in the last couple of weeks, but overall it was mild winter here. Hailey must be very happy when spring comes. I hope you all will be able to enjoy outdoors without worrying about frost bites soon. Happy March!

  4. We send you some of our sunny and mild weather. We do realise just how lucky we have been this Winter. Have a marvellous Monday.
    Best wishes Molly

  5. Great Dawg! I cannot believe the Falls froze. It must be SUPER cold up there. Stay warm, my friends. Spring will soon be upon us!

  6. Sending warm sunshine from CA! I have more accidents and destructos than that and I have been getting plenty of walks!!

  7. I really hope that spring springs around soon... I never saw so much snow and the iced falls make me shiver :o) my pic is ready, send it to you tonight :o)
    easy rider

  8. Hari OM
    OMDness - the falls look amaaaaazing with their ice shell... but that is sure COLD..... YAM xx

  9. Oh how fun camping...whooohooo....gussie..........we also are lax with our exercise cos mom fears she will find us frozen statutes in the yard, so we run around the house all crazy most of the time.

  10. Thanks for the Niagara Falls picture. Ghostwriter grew up in Niagara Falls NY, and has seen the Falls freeze up many times. It's beautiful to visit the Falls in the middle of winter and see everything covered with ice. The water never stops flowing. It just goes under the ice.

  11. Wow look at that snow and ice - incredible!!

  12. We heard about the Falls on the news!

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

  13. Just looking at a frozen Niagra Falls makes us shiver!! Great job Hailey on staying calm and in charge of your urges Hailey!!
    Dory, Jakey, Arty & Bilbo

  14. OMD Niagra Stopped FALLING beclaws it was Frozen STIFF????? OMD it really HAS been very much COLD and Snowy.... we are SICK of it...
    BUTT we are REALLY PROUD of Hailey..... CabinET Fever is a terrible thingy and she has done VERY WELL at preventing its "RESULTS". Way to GO girrrrrl.

  15. WOW.....that is just plain WEIRD to see the falls frozen...........that's when you know it's truly COLD TIMES TWO!!!!

    Hugs, Sammy

  16. We are freezing and it's 52F degrees
    Lily & Edward

  17. The peeps were just discussing Niagra Falls freezing at the river the other morning. Thanks for the picture. That's incredible. Give Hailey some extra treats. She's growing up.

  18. It's been a long, rough winter for so many of us! That's amazing that Niagara Falls even froze over! We're lucky to have the fenced in yard so we're at least able to get outside for a few minutes most days, though there have been a few where we didn't when it just didn't seem safe. I'm surprised the dogs haven't been acting out more too....I think we all have cabin fever at this point!

  19. Oh wow!! Neat picture of the Falls! I'm so sorry that it's that cold! I hope it warms up for you guys soon!

  20. Yo doggies...we would never make it there....hey they had the frozen water fall on the national news here last week......Dad grew up, well kinda, in Cleveland and visited the falls, many times...said he don't remember it being like that!

    The Mad Scots

  21. Incredible picture of the Falls. Lee good job at being a big girl and not destroying everything in the house. Keep up the resistance, I know you can do it. Very proud of you!

    Aroo to you,

  22. Niagara Falls froze! OMG. That's cold!

  23. I sure hope that it warms up very very soon. I can't believe that Niagara Falls froze. Wow!

    Way to go, Hailey! You are growing up.

  24. YIKES!!!! Makes me glads I live in California!!! BOL
    (well, except for the drought ... so the only watering the lawn will get this summer is ME! I guess I better start drinkin' LOTS of water...that's allowed..☺)
    I sure hopes it warms up soon! I heard Ma say this morning that she doesn't know how ya'll do it!!!!
    I thinks she would be in a padded white room by now!
    Ruby ♥

  25. Living in South Africa we have NO idea what that kind of cold feels like butt based on those pictures we're thinking, unpleasant...very, very unpleasant.
    Wally & Sammy

  26. ERRRG! I know all too well what you mean. When it's too cold that even my huskies paws hurt when their's cold!!! No fun at all!
    ღ husky hugz ღ frum our pack at Love is being owned by a husky!

  27. We too have suffered through a record breaking February on many levels. We can't wait for spring.


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