11 December 2009

Feline Friday: Big Snow!

Here in the Midwest, we are digging out from a major storm which dumped 12 inches or more of snow on us. Brisk 50 mph winds followed the snow, creating hours of white-out blizzard conditions. Then, once the wind died down, the arctic air moved in. Suffice it to say, it is COLD! This snow won't be melting anytime soon.

Since the snow began a couple of days ago, Lily has been determined to investigate it. So in the height of the snowstorm, I stood outside holding her for approximately 3 seconds, just so she could see what was falling from the sky (and stop crying at the back door). Turns out she was terrified of the swirling snow, so we went immediately back inside the house.

But once the snow stopped, she wanted to try it again. So outside we went once more.

We placed her gently on the snow-covered sidewalk, then onto a tall drift. Her little toes spread wide, forming miniature snowshoes!

But after a couple of minutes, she turned to us as if to say, "Um, dis seamed lik a gud ideah at da tyme. Pleeze to go insyde nowz!"


Catherine said...

Oh yes Lily ~ please go back inside. Too cold for kitties! Keep warm!

Heather said...

What a good mommy you are for taking Lily out to explore. Your snow sure is pretty! Stay warm!

Maureen said...

Ah yes, sometimes we just have to SHOW them what the heck that is... Dakotah is like that too. Then after sniffing it she is less curious at the door and windows.

Great photos Janet!

Daisy said...

It's always good to experience new things!

Laura @ Cameron Crazy said...

Look at Miss Lily in the snow! How adorable! :)

Lola said...

Janet the snow is beautiful. I wish we would get just a little here in TN this year.