Now this past weekend we were forecasted to have a pretty substantial rainstorm with potential flash flooding and heavy winds. Never once was the possibility of snow mentioned for our area. So it was a quite a surprise when we looked out the window Saturday early evening to see snow falling and even more of a surprise when a few hours later it snowed again and created a decent blanket on the ground.
Of course, the irony is that as much as I love the occasional snow, having it occur the first night you are trying to housebreak an 8 week old puppy may not be ideal. They recommend taking him outside every 30 minutes in addition to shortly after eating, drinking water, taking a nap or heavy play/training so yeah, we are taking him out there A LOT. He didn't seem to mind:
By morning, we still had some snow on the ground but it was a very light covering. Not really enough for snowball fights or a snowman, just enough to make the desert look gorgeous:
Then it melted and Kuma earned the nickname Mudbud (from the Disney air buddies series). I wish I had captured the moment he dove in a mud puddle, stuck his snout right in there and came up with a pile of mud on top of his nose. It was priceless. And the perfect time for his first bath. I did however, catch Jake playing fetch with him using one of his crocs. He is a retriever after all: