Thursday – A Little Personal – Cold Snap

“You called Boss?”

“Yes, Lucy. It’s time for your morning walk.”

“Hold on, Boss. Have you been out there today?

“Yes. It is a little chilly.”

“Pops. Sixty degrees are a little chilly. It is thirty degrees right now.”

“Come on. How do you know that, Bailey?”

“You’re kidding, right? I’m a dog. It’s in my DNA to know what is going on outside all the time.”

“Do you agree, Lucy?”

“Well, as I take a sniff of the downstairs exit I can sense some cold air.”

“You guys are like the biggest chickens. It will do you good to get some fresh air. You laid around all day yesterday.”

“Well, there were reasons Boss.”

“Like what kind of reasons?”

“It was a Tuesday. On Tuesday Bailey and I like to lay around.”

“I know. I got a photo of you two.”

“Let me look, Boss. Oh, I see there is some sunshine.”

“See there you are. Come look Bailey. You’ll like it.”

“Um. In a minute, Pops. I need to do some creative thinking.”

“I can imagine, Bailey. How about you Lucy?”

Lucy and Bailey

“You know, Boss. Right now I’m good. Let me rest in this ray of death for a minute.”

“So maybe we’ll go for a walk later?”

“We’ll get back to you on that, Boss.”

“How about if I get out your blankets?”

Lucy and Bailey

“Now you’re talking, Boss.”

“Way to go, Pops.”

“You ladies look cute.”

“Why thank you. (As if we didn’t know. Right, Bailey?)”



  1. LOL! I love their fancy coats, John! They still don’t look very enthused about venturing out into the cold. Stay warm!

    1. They are soooo spoiled. A warm couch is their druthers. Thanks, Jill. You getting snow?

      1. Mine too! Thankfully no snow, but boy is it cold. The worst I’ve ever felt it here in Charlotte. 😂

      2. The weather reports did not look good for you.

      3. The snow actually hit the coast…very unusual.

      4. This has been a whacked out weather year for sure.

  2. Definitely fashionable ladies!

    1. Thanks, Pam. They love their blankets. (Which are exact replicas of horse blankets)

  3. Love the blankets. Still, I have to agree with them. Far too cold to go outside.

    1. Today will be better (so they say) Thanks, Charles.

      1. We have snow and frigid temps here. I envy your 30’s.

      2. Whoo Wee. I guess we are soft for sure.

      3. The trade-off is that Texas heat up here is a nightmare.

      4. We are used to the heat. The cold? Not so much

  4. LOL, they do look lovely in their coats, John. Cold here too.
    It’s great to see (through little bits) that your lovely home seems to be back to normal.
    Hugs to you and yours.

    1. It is getting there, Teagan. The back is still needing work and the floors need to be replaced. (we are dreading that one ) Hugs

  5. Loved it, John! Their coats rival Princess Cinderella’s!

    1. Ha ha ha. Welcome back.

      1. Not back yet – we fly out of Cancun at 9 tonight and land in Toronto around 1am tomorrow. I couldn’t miss an episode with Lucy and Bailey. Temperatures at home are around -18 F, so your 30 F sounds pretty nice by comparison! Hola!

  6. LOL…they looks so sweet in their coats. We are at about -15 celsius here today, tomorrow with the wind chill, about -28C. Sounds balmy where you are!

    1. Yowch that is cold. For us our temperature we call, “bitter cold.” Thanks, Lynn. Stay warm.

      1. Meh, you add a few extra layers & all is good! The sun is shining brilliantly today & we have a beautiful fresh blanket of snow. Life is good!

  7. They are such cuties. 30 would be the warmer than it’s been here for almost two weeks, but t must be cold for those two beach babes.

    1. Below sixty and they wonder if the world is coming to an end. Thanks, Dan

  8. These girls always brighten my day. And Bailey’s expression in the fourth pic is priceless.

    Give the girls some snuggles from me and try to stay warm in this crazy weather!

  9. Mine will follow a ray of sunshine all across the floor on cold mornings. All they need for those horse blankets are a couple of matching feedbags for treats.

    1. Ha ha ha. That would be a funny picture.

  10. It hit -15F last night, so I went check on Scooter early this morning. He has an outside run and a kennel inside the shed with a small door in-between. The kennel has a thick mat of fresh straw and a heat lamp. So where was he? Sleeping outside in the snow.

    1. Ha ha ha. So much for modern conveniences. The snow would be warm compared to -15.

  11. Smart girls waiting for their coats. They look like they’re ready for the fashion runway 🙂

    The thirties would be a heat wave for us at the moment, but it’s devastating to think such cold air could slither into your beautiful beach community. Stay warm!

    1. I think the whole US is affected.

  12. Those doggins look stylish in their coats, and they need them in this cold. Dallas, with his double coat, just goes outside and rolls in the snow!

    1. Ha ha ha. These guys have pretty thin hair.

  13. And even though they went along with it, they still don’t look too happy. 🙂 Thanks for sharing, John!

    1. I know right. They actually do like their blankets. They just have to pull an attitude when they are put on.

  14. D.L Finn, Author · ·

    I don’t blame them…my dogs aren’t a fan of the cold either unless its snowing. They are rockin those sweaters:)

    1. Thank you, DL. 😀

  15. Too cute for words! John, it’s -36 here now. Just a tad bit chilly. Even by Canadian standards. 🙂

    1. Minus 36 is a tad chilly for anywhere. This includes the Polar cap. Thanks, Natalie. Hopefully you can stay warm.

  16. Ha ha, John. Lucy and Bailey are like South Africans. At the first sign of cold weather we hole up in our houses in hibernation mode. I won’t even go into how badly we react to a bit of rain!

    1. Ha ha ha. It is the same here.

  17. Delightful, ‘Boss’! Hugs to Bailey and Lucy. ♥

    1. Thank you, Billy Ray. 😀

      1. (Smiley 🙂 Face) …

  18. I love these two!

    1. Thanks Jennie. I do too.

  19. Chilly here in Florida. Two nights in a row with 8 hours below 32 degrees. My three dogs were anxious to go out the first night until they realized it was cold. They rushed in and cuddled up on my big dog’s dog bed together to warm up. Wimpy Florida dogs.

    1. Ours are the same. 😀

  20. ROFL! I think they look adorable in their coats, but they still look too enthusiastic about a walk in the chilly outside. 🙂

    1. They sort of hate the cold but like their blankets

      1. Diva Dog isn’t crazy about her sweater being put on, but once on she’s happy about it. 🙂

      2. These are made by horse blanket folks so putting on and off are very easy. Two velcro straps. They don’t even know it is being done.

  21. They are too cute, John, and love their coats! Here in northern CA. we’re finally getting rain, but then it’s back in the low 60’s, so no, not too cold. Tonight, our son heads to DC for his internship, so he’ll get a bigger taste of the real cold. 🙂

    1. I would say he will. I remember the rain in Northern California. Was substantial. We lived for a while on a hill and I always worried we would slide down. Was glad to move to Sonoma where the city was flat.

      1. It’s been pretty dry, so the rains are welcomed. No floods yet. We’re not on a hill, so no worries of sliding. And we love Sonoma, but then when the northern Cal. fires hit in October, that gave all another scare. We’re about an hour south of Sonoma. 🙂

      2. I lived in Novato for about two years before moving.

      3. Oh, wow, small world! Then you have an authentic visual. 🙂

      4. I know right. Our Sonoma time was seven years. Loved it.

      5. It’s one of our favorite places that we visit often for a wine-tasting weekend. 😊🍷

      6. My wife was a brand manager at Sebastini Vinyards.(when it was family owned) She directed the activities that saw her brand become the number one varietal. It was a great life. We lived right downtown.

      7. That’s awesome, along with wonderful memories, John!

  22. Reblogged this on Smorgasbord – Variety is the spice of life and commented:
    Another visitor to the Meet and Greet this morning with one of his three way conversations with Bailey and Lucy… people think that the Texas coast is always warm and sunny… not so… but their coats are particularly fetching.

    1. Than you for the share, Sally. 🙂

    1. Thank you, Michael.

  23. Oh, they DO look cute! I hated going for my jog in the cold too. So glad it is warming up and we have sunshine!

    1. Me too. Lovely day today. Thanks, Jo.

  24. Love your conversations between two- and fourlegged individuals. 😉

    1. Thank you for the visit and comment. 😀

  25. Those pups have personality to spare, John..

    1. They are a font of laughs. Thanks, Hook.

  26. Oh, what a great photo of your pups and their coats …. or blankets? Whatever … they’re adorable 😀

    1. Thank you, Marie. They give us a lot of laughs.

  27. I’d rather stay inside too – but if they have to go out, at least they’re looking very stylish.

    1. Thanks, Teri. 😀

  28. Lovely blog John,as you know I love animals and their antics. Are you in a part of the States that is badly suffering the minus temperatures right now?

    1. We has temps in the 30’s which for us is very cold. Not below zero though like others.

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