Since moving to Phoenix, I have only seen snow when we head up to the mountains. It is just too hot and dry down here in the valley…so I thought! I had just eaten my breakfast when I heard a big BOOM. Thunder in February? What was going on? By the time I got to the window to take a peek, pellets of white ice were pounding the house and pummeling the plants outside. The pool looked like an angry ocean. We got hail!
And hail it did. We got inches of the white stuff along with a ton of rain. It was exciting and cool until the rain didn’t stop. Days of it with cold temps kept us indoors. When park day arrived, we weren’t able to go. We NEVER miss park day! I was totally bummed out and bored, but there wasn’t a break in the storm. Sigh. My brother, Edmond, didn’t seem to mind. He’s older than me and retired, so he takes lots of naps. He said this kind of weather was perfect for sleeping.
To make matters worse, my mom’s brother and sister in-law came to visit from Colorado. Oh, I just love guests and am the world’s best host, but they left me at home to go to some musical instrument museum since it was so chilly outside. I’m an adventurer, and this hanging out at home days upon days was getting old. I got bored and had to entertain myself. Don’t judge me. Drastic times call for drastic measures. Woof!
Thankfully, we took our guests to Deem Hills for a hike the next day. Now we were talking! I led the way, pointing out all the cool cactus and neat smells amongst the lava rock. What we didn’t expect was the incredible 360-degree view of snow-capped peaks! Wow! All the mountains in the area were covered in snow. It was quite spectacular, especially since the sun was finally out again.
This winter has been a wet and cold one. I usually love the not-so-hot season aka winter, but this one has been a bit too gloomy and wet for me. It is reminding me of our days in Houston where it rained upwards of 95 inches a year. I’m hoping we will have a mild and lovely spring. One thing is for sure: the wildflowers are already popping and should continue to be amazing. Be sure to get out there because before we know it, the hot season will come.
Hi! I am Kumaito (Kuma for short), a multi-tan Shiba Inu. My breed is one of the oldest and purest from Japan. I personally was born in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado, moved to Friendswood, Texas, and now call Phoenix, Arizona home. I enjoy running or hiking almost every day with my mom, chasing rabbits out of my neighborhood, playing with toys, pestering my brother Edmond, eating, napping … well, I love just about everything and everyone!
My mom, Lorraine Bossé-Smith (Founder of the FIT Leader Formula™) is kind enough to help me share my Great Adventures, big and small. My mom is a motivational speaker, corporate trainer, business consultant, executive coach, behavioral-wellness expert, and author of eight published books. More importantly, she’s the best doggy mom ever!
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Get outside! You never know what you’ll discover, and our paths just might cross. Happy tails!