Thursday – A Little Personal – Twiggy’s First Snow

Twiggy and Lucy

Here s a shot of the front yard on Sunday as the snow begins to stick. We never get snow, so this was a big occasion.

Twiggy and Lucy

“Lucy. What is that white stuff starting to form up on the yard.”

“I saw this once at the Coast in 08, Little One. It’s snow. I’ll go down and confirm.”

Lucy and Twiggy

“Well? Is it snow?”

“It sure is. It’s starting to fall pretty good.”

“Is it dangerous?

“No. It is cold, though. Let’s wait a few minutes till it gets thick, and then we can play.”

“Wow, this stuff is cold all right.”

“Go ahead and sniff around some more.”

“Look, there is still some grass over here.”

“Yeah, the vines keep it from getting snow.”

“You should smell this.”

“What is it?”

“I don’t know. Almost smells like a wet cat. Look, here are some tracks.”

“Wet cat? You having an olfactory hallucination again?”

“Where did these tracks come from. They smell very familiar.”

“That’s cause they are yours. What is the matter with you, anyway?”

“No wonder they seemed familiar. Can you eat this stuff?”

“Yes, you can, just watch out for the yellow snow. You are right. There is the smell of wet cat.”

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  1. They keep threatening us with snow, but like you, we rarely get any here…

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  2. Reblogged this on Books & Bonsai and commented:
    Snow babies!

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    1. Thak you for the share, Jaye and Anita.

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  3. Gwen M. Plano · ·

    “Olfactory hallucination?” That sounds dangerous. πŸ˜„ Well done, John. Whether two-footed or four-footed, the first experience with snow is a delight. Thank you for the reminder and delight. πŸ’—

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    1. Thank you Gwen. It was so much fun seeing Twiggy run around in the snow. 😁

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  4. That must have been exciting. Hope it didn’t require shoveling.

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    1. It was melted on the walks after about two hours. No shoveling required.

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      1. I know. The best part of the southern living.

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  5. What out for the yellow snow!!! LOLs, John. Hope you and the girls stay warm πŸ™‚

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    1. Thank you, Harmony. We did for sure. 😁

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  6. The joy of one’s first snow is never forgotten! So glad the girls had this experience, John. My parents have been hibernating in front of their fireplace.πŸ˜‹

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    1. Good idea, Lori. We have had a few cold spells. Supposed to be up to 66 today. Thanks. 😁

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  7. Twiggy will never forget this – days of snow-play are fond memories for many of us!

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    1. Yup. She sure enjoyed it. They played out there for about 45 minutes. Twiggy ate a tone of white snow.

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  8. Oh my gosh, snow! Twiggy will remember this. Such fun and chuckles over yellow snow. Much love to you and your girls, John. ❀ Xx

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    1. Thank you, Jane. They did have fun. 😊

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  9. Twiggy was lucky to have Lucy to warn her about the yellow snow! I enjoyed this, John. I’m sure your snow is like ours in Charlotte. Here today, melted the next. It is pretty while it lasts.

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    1. Yes it is the same. We did enjoy it. Thanks, Jill.

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  10. I had a chihuahua when I was a child. I still recall his first time in the snow. He didn’t waste any time getting back inside the house!

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    1. Hahaha. I can see that, Joan. These two really enjoyed it. (More Twiggy than Lucy)

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  11. Ha ha. I always loved it when an animal companion of mine first discovered snow. It was a wonder to see and remember. It must have been fun to watch Twiggy be introduced to the elusive snow.Our Boxer Samantha reacted like a small child at the beginning of each winter. She’d love to run and chase the snowflakes. Great memories!

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    1. The snowflakes were a wonder to Twiggy as well. Lucy pretty much stood around and chased Twiggy a little. Thanks, Pamela. Boxers are the best.

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  12. I’m surprised that the Olfactory Hullicinator ventured onto the white stuff! … and thanks for the thought that reminds me that only Frank Zappa could write a song regarding yellow snow.

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    1. Probiblly for his kid Dweezil. Thanks, Frank.

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  13. Starting my day with Twiggy and Lucy is such a delight! I get such a kick out of dogs’ first snow experience, and this one was no exception.

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    1. Thank you, Liz. It was so much fun. 😁

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      1. You’re welcome, John. πŸ˜€

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  14. Our dogs love the snow. Being in Arkansas, they also see it so infrequently. It’s always a treat for them. Loved the pics.

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    1. Thank you, Staci. I wonder if they would enjoy it as much if it was always there in the winter. I’m guessing not.

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  15. Nothing like a first snow! Pets are particularly funny to watch when they have their first experience. Some love it and some… not so much!
    Mustn’t happen all that often in your neck, eh?

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    1. It is very rare. I think we have had it for the year. 😊

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      1. I imagine so!

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      2. At least I hope so. 😁

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      3. This is true… ’tis only January 14, after all.

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      4. But we are way down here. We aren’t supposed to get snow ever. (or hardly ever)

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      5. I know, I know but yanno… even Florida gets some sometimes… πŸ™‚

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      6. So true. 😊

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      7. πŸ™‚

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  16. There’s nothing more fun that watching a dog encounter snow for the first time. On the other hand, I remember a lot of full-grown adults running out into our Christmas Eve snow in 2004 in bare feet and pjs, acting for all the world like four-year-olds. It’s only mid-January — we still have a chance!

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    1. The snow at the coast caused the same reaction in adults. Thank you, Linda.

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  17. We had snow so deep when Otto was little that he couldn’t get outside without getting stuck. When I got home from work, Old What’s Her Face had shoveled him a loop so he could take care of business. Even a good frozen crust won’t hold up a bulldog.

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    1. I don’t know what stops a bulldog. They are like warm blooded tanks. They need be be watched constantly to protect them from themselves. Thanks, Craig.

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  18. I’m so jealous you got snow! But also excited Twiggy got to experience it for the first time.

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    1. She did enjoy herself. Thanks, Teri.

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  19. How exciting for you all! The best part of Texas snow is that it’s gone in a day while New England snow can stay for weeks.

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    1. So true. Ours was gone the next morning.

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  20. It’s so weird to see snow in Texas. I liked Lucy “confirming” what it was.
    The girls must have been so delighted to explore all that cold, white stuff. I love seeing their paw-prints in the snow!

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    1. Twiggy’s were so tiny compared to Lucy. Thanks, Mae.

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  21. I’m gld Twiggy got to see, sniff and eat some snow, John. The girls seem to like it just fine. Maddie always eats a little and sniffs a lot. We’re getting a little “wintry mix” today.

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    1. I don’t like wintry mixes. Lots of sliding potential.

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      1. Even while walking in the yard.

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      2. Yes indeed. I can recall a wet butt or two when we lived in Wilton. It was always the driveway for some reason.

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  22. None here this year! I’m glad the girls got to enjoy some – and do avoid the yellow stuff!

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    1. They did enjoy it. Thanks, Noelle. 😊

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  23. Looks like Lucy & Twiggy had quite the adventure. Our dog used to lay on his back & do snow angels. So funny to watch!πŸ˜‚

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    1. That does sond funny Lynn. Thanks for sharing.

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  24. What a surprise, dear John! Twiggy & Lucy are preparing for a great expedition to the North Pole. And their Friday might turn into a Polar bear in 2021! What a year! πŸŽ„πŸŽπŸ§¨

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    1. I think they are preparing to visit Santa next year. I think I will try to talk them out of it. 😁

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      1. Ha-ha-ha! There will be a problem anyway, dear John! They will need some deer to reach him. πŸ˜πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

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      2. We have plenty here. Not sure they can fly though.

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      3. 😁😁😁

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  25. LOL! Twiggy actually does look anxious there at first, John. Lucy, stoic as ever. This is delightful — thanks for these smiles. Hugs on the wing!

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    1. Thank you for letting me know you liked it, Teagan. 😊

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  26. This made me think of Pooh following the Heffalump tracks around in a circle. Cute, John. That must have been fun watching them. πŸ™‚

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    1. Good reminder, Diana. 😊

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  27. Such excitement! We had a few flurries here, but they didn’t stick.

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    1. We enjoyed it for sure. Thanks Becky.

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  28. I heard Texas was getting a little of the white stuff. Sorry, that was probably meant for Nebraska. 🀣

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    1. I would say so. Nebraska can handle it. Not us.

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  29. It’s such a rare occasion that we get snow, it is exciting! What fun watching these two explore. Thanks for sharing, John!

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    1. It was a very rare situation. I’m glad I got lots of pics.

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  30. So cute to see the dogs’ reaction to the snow. It snowed here once but Dot refused to go out in it.

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    1. Hahaha, Dot’s after my own heart.

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  31. I’m delighted the girls got to play in the snow, John! Funny how y’all got it but we didn’t. I can remember taking a shovel and cleaning trails in the backyard for Dallas so he wouldn’t get his feet icy and wet. Too bad the joke was on me — he wanted to run through it!

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    1. Yes he would want to, Debbie. But at least he knew you were trying to help

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  32. What lovely fun for the girls! All we got was a little frost on the roof. At least our Texas snow does not last long. It looked beautiful out front.

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    1. Thank you, Jo. 😁

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  33. D.L. Finn, Author · ·

    I love when cats or dogs see snow for the first time. Some dive right into it and others want nothing to do with it. Cute pics and glad the girls enjoyed it. I hope we get snow this year, it’s been a strange one with only 30% of rain so far.

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    1. We have been in a drought. So this was very odd.

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  34. Oh, they’re so precious!! We don’t get snow here often either, so it’s always magical to see when it does come.

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    1. Yes it is. 😁

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  35. petespringerauthor · ·

    I’m curious what part of the country you live in, John. I spent nine years of my childhood in the Dakotas, so we had some major blizzards. In that respect, it was a kid’s paradise with fort building.

    I’m now on the west coast in northern California, and most years, we don’t get any snow. What was comical to me as a kid with midwestern roots, school got canceled when there was a mere dusting of snow on the ground.

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    1. I currently live in an Austin TX suburb. I also lived for a time in Marin County and also Sonoma so I understand the snow situation in Northern CA. We would love to drive to Lake Tahoe for feet of snow. Other than that I also lived in Illinois, Michigan and Indiana. The last time I really had to contend with snow was in 1992. That was the year I moved to California.

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      1. petespringerauthor · ·

        I just asked herβ€”El Verano(elementary), Altimira (junior high), and Sonoma Valley High School. We celebrated our honeymoon in Tahoe, at which point I tried windsurfing for the first time. It didn’t quite make the “how-to” instructional series. πŸ˜‚

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      2. Ah yes. Our daughter went to Prestwood and Altimira. We then moved to Texas. We lived on Mac Arthur street.

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    2. petespringerauthor · ·

      Nice! My wife was born and raised in Sonoma. She has a lot of those Tahoe stories, too.

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      1. Did she go to Prestwood elementary school?

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  36. You call that snow??? Hah! A heavy frost at best! Still, I’m glad the pups got to have some fun with it. I needed a smile before going to bed tonight, so I popped over here. Glad I did! 😊

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    1. Hahahaha. I like the idea of heavy frost. It did close the schools. 😁

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      1. Seriously??? It closed schools? Wow! Not even enough for one good snowball! I say this as the snow began to fall here about an hour ago, and we already have about an inch. Well, if it has to happen, better on a weekend than when the fools are slip-sliding into work on a weekday, yes?

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      2. Yes. I remember those days in the midwest. Look in on Sunday cause I’m doing a snow man tour.

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      3. I will be there with bells on! I need something fun!

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  37. Brrrr. Don’t miss that stuff. It’s one of the reasons I moved to Florida from Upstate New York. Of course, here in Northeast Florida, we’ve dipped into the 30s. I made need to move further south.

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    1. Hahaha. We get 30’s here as well but usually the sun gets us into the 60s later in the day. Stay warm.

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      1. I will. I actually had to wear long pants yesterday…the horror.

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      2. I know right. Got my Ugg sippers on.

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      3. I had to wear socks yesterday…socks. This is not human.

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      4. See, I don’t do that ever. Well, I do when I ride my bike but other than that, no way. 😁

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      5. It was the first time in a long time. Even when I have client meetings on video, I’m in a button down shirt with shorts and flip flops. I also wear them when I ride my bike, but that doesn’t count because it’s exercise πŸ™‚

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  38. LOL! Wet cat! 🀣 How fun to have snow! It looks like they’re going to have some fun in the snow.

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    1. Yes indeed, Deborah. They had their fun and it is over now.

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  39. We have no snow here and you guys have snow? What is wrong with this picture?

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    1. Seems a little off to me. Hahahaha

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  40. they look so excited… but I guess the snow didn’t last that long :)))

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    1. We got an inch is all. They had fun though.

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  41. here is 25F… and we have to go out at least for 30-40 min walks (2-3 times) with my dogs. Of course, with warm coats on πŸ˜‚ /which they hate πŸ˜‰

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    1. Mine hate the coats too. They would rather shiver than wear them. Of course we only go down to about 35 F briefly at night. 😁

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  42. What an experience for Twiggy . . . mind blown!

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    1. Yup. She finally figured out that her feet were cold and needed a warm spot.

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  43. Snow is lovely I didn’t think it snowed in Texas, my parents hate it though they work in transport and one of their vans got stuck on Thursday in the North of England, when I called my Mum she was worried because a recovery company couldn’t pull the driver out of a ditch, a kind Samaritan with a 4 x 4 and snow chains on his Landrover attached a rope to the toe bar and pulled him out thankfully.

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    1. Shows how valuable a recovery company is. Yes, we never (well, hardly ever) get snow so it was very unusual and fun. 😁

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  44. The girls must have enjoyed the snow. I love how Twiggy followed her own tracks. I can imagine what a big deal the snow was.

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    1. They did love it, Jennie.

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  45. Twiggy seems very excited and I think this will happen to me and my children when we’ll see our first snow( we are not lucky enough to see it)☺🀩

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    1. Yes it will when the time comes. Thanks for the visit, Rosida.

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      1. My pleasure Sir.

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  46. Yes, definitely watch out for the yellow snow. πŸ˜€ — Suzanne

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