Oy - what a morning it's been already! With the snow and sleet and general icky weather that PA has been experiencing in the past 2 days, I knew that going to work this morning was not an option as the roads are a real mess. I was looking forward to sleeping in on Valentine's Day morning and getting around to stuff in a leisurely manner - too bad for me Storm had other ideas. Here's his account of Valentine's Day morning at our house:
Happy Valentine's Day
by: Stormie Basenji
The hooMom is a little less than pleased with me this morning. It snowed and snowed and snowed here yesterday and then it sleeted all last night and is continuing this morning. That means no work for the sissy hooMom who refuses to drive in inclement weather. She was looking forward to being able to sleep in a little bit this morning - hahahahaha! - didn't happen quite that way! At 5:30 A.M. I woke up and felt an impending emergency potty break was in my future. I got out of the bed and started prancing. The hooMom tried hard to ignore me. I pranced some more. No response. I started whining. This seemed to rouse the hooMom a bit. I put my paw on her head and started to scratch at her. This did the trick. She stumbled out of bed, got dressed while I whined and pranced some more. She stumbles down the stairs all bleary eyed with me and Nikki hot on her heels. She leashes us up and puts on her hat, coat, and gloves - FINALLY! Outside! Boy did I race for the tree line - much to the sleepy hooMom's chagrin - the snow and sleet are very slippery and she wasn't very awake, so coordination was not something she was feeling particuarly keen on. I had to twirl and prance and pace some more before I found the perfect spot. Meanwhile the hooMom is getting pelted with ice pellets and her feet are getting soaked and freezing (the silly woman put on sneakers and not boots - hahahaha!) - I did my business and so did Nik and we drug the hooMom back to the warm house in a hurry. By this time, the hooMom was wide awake and freezing cold and not feeling like she could go back to sleep, so she put on a pot of coffee. I thought it was the perfect time to curl up and nap on the loveseat. So here I am snoozing away - and there's hooMom w/ bloodshot eyes hoping for a caffiene buzz to make her feel a little more hooman. Ahhhhhhh life is good - especially if you're a dog!
Happy Valentine's Day everypup!
-Stormie - it was better than leaving her a surprise "present" on the living room floor, wasn't it?!