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Thursday, February 3, 2011


Just wanted to let you know that we survived Snowpocalypse 2011. The end result - 22 inches of snow, 70 mile an hour winds, 25 foot waves on Lake Michigan (we live a few blocks from the lake), lots of snow thunder and lightening, and random power outages.

Nice shoveling job, mom. Not!

Where am I supposed to do my business with all this snow?

Giant snow drift

Me climbing giant snow drift (I still got it)

The view from our front porch, notice the cars!

Our alley. 

Time for a nap. Wake me when spring arrives.


  1. OMD......Yes...sleeps till Spring! Dat sounds like a ..... hurricane here wheres I live! YIKES...glad you survived it!

  2. I`m with you Pip, wake me up when Spring arrives!

  3. Pip, you can't be napping until Spring. You have your big race on Saturday. I am sure all that extra work you did yesterday just got you in tip top shape for the big race. Sniffs, The HoundDogs

  4. Oh Pip we are totally amazed at the amount of snow. We cannot even imagine waves that high or winds that fast. Holy moley where is a guy to do is business in private w/o sinking into a 3' snow drift? It would be good to be a bear today for sure.
    Hugs Madi and Mom

  5. I knows it be no funs doing "your bizziness" with cold snow up the behind, yowser!

  6. Sounds like you had a wild time in the windy city! Glad y'all made it through okay :) Keep huffin those snow drifts pal! Just think you can sleep all day...Sunday ;)

    Waggin at ya,

  7. Ohhh Mi Paws n Whiskers Pip, Such a lot ov snow mee wants to come live ova dere. Yoo makes sure yoo keeps wrapped up warm, your coat look most snuggley and very stylish yoo really are da dapper dog abouts town mee must say. Wee is most glad yoo is all safe, it sounds really scary wivs all dat wind nd giganormous waves. Fank heavens yoo is ok.
    All mi lovs

  8. I hear ya Pipdude... we didn't get hit nearly as bad as they said we were going to, but still ended up with another 8 inches of snow... ick. Glad to hear you survived, I was worried about you!

  9. Wow, that is a LOT of snow! Stay warm!

  10. Be careful!! You could get lost and disappear completely in so much white don't want to be missing before Saturday's big day.

    Love and licks, Winnie.

  11. Woof! Woof! Glad to hear you survived ... I think we got more caused of the lake effect snow. Will post more blizzard photos this weekend. Be safe n stay warm. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

  12. Takin care of Bidness in the Winter is NO FUN! You look soooooo cute in your coat. Do you keep tissues in the pockets in case your nose runs? My mom does that.
    I can not EVEN begin to understand what you folks in Chicago just went through! I am soooo glad that you call came through it OK.
    I hope the groundhog is Right!!
    Better do some Indoor zoomies... to keep in shape fur SATURDAY.

  13. MEOWZA, Pip!!!!!!!!!! Mama said those pictures remind her of her growing up(?) years in South Dakota....with snow banks that were over her head!!!!

    Anyway, us boys think it's really cold here in South Texas....this is our second day of temps at night in the teens and in the 20's during the daytime...they are saying we could have snow tonight....which us boys would love to see at least once in our lifetimes!!!!!

    Our mama says she'll believe the snow when she sees it....she was here in 1985 when there was a record 13 inches of snow....the whole city shut down for a couple of days!!!!!!!!

    Us boys say.....BRING on the SNOW!!!!!!!!


  14. Hey Mr. Pip :o)

    Pawsome pictures! Love your coat :o)

    I'm going to finish up my postie tonight when my Daddy's laptop will be available.
    We got hit with 20 inches were we live.
    I got lucky my Daddy shoveled our deck and some of my backyard. My Mommy is useless when it comes to stuff like this. She hates winter and her brain goes into “safe mode” or hibernation ;o)

    Stay safe and warm my dear Friend. Hope your Bro Sweet Pea is doing better.

    Neeko :o)
    P.S. I imagine you are very busy these days training for the Big race.

  15. Oh my dog! It is practically like the ice age there. We are glad you survived all the terrible storms to blog another day, bol.
    Tell Mum, more shovelling is needed - a lot more, tee hee.
    Wags, Dip Bridge and Elliot xx

  16. Hi Pip! We are glad you all survivied the blizzard in tact! We worried about all our local furry friends in it! We got a lot of snow too but only got a couple of the thunderbooms at our house - but we saw some on TV (they freaked the TV guys out and we laughed so hard!) We think you look so super cute in your winter clothes! And we saw your comment about your dad being from our town - we wonder if he knew our dad because he grew up in Downers Grove (mom is from the area but not Downers). That woudl be so funny! We hope you are all staying warm now that it got super cold!!

  17. It has been hard for our big dogs, I can't imagine how awful it must be for little you. And being near the lake you must have so much more snow.

  18. Oh Pip..I am so glad you got through the storm ok. I love your varity of coats:)

    Don't walk to much in that high snow, we don't want you to pull a muscle or something before the big race!

  19. Wow! Did your mom make a place for you to pee? I'd be afraid that I'd freeze to the ground!

    How are you able to train for the race in this weather? Inside gym?

  20. I hope the blizzard didn't put too much of a cramp in your training! I went out and ran in the snow for a while yesterday. That'll make you feel the burn, that's for sure!

    I love your coat and sweater! At least the groundhog didn't see her shadow! Spring is right around the corner, my friend!


  21. Holy crap, don't go outside we'll lose you
    Benny & Lily

  22. Wow...well at least you're getting a great workout climbing those snow drifts, getting ready for your big race coming up in a few days!! Are you ready?

    Elyse and Riley

  23. Pip
    I'm glad that youw Snowcalypse is ovew, but i was just thinking, climbing those snow hills is pwobably good twaining fow youw wace. You can't sneep thwough it
    smoochie kisses

  24. Don't worry, Pip. Sallie and I will make sure the course is clear for the big race.


  25. That's an adorable sweater! Taz says just do what he does when it's too cold outside - use a chair leg! BOL! Of course, your Mom might get mad about it, though. Just saying . . .

    The Road Dogs

  26. Wowee, Pip! I just can't believe all the snow you got! I bet you could make the world's most biggest snowman! But I'm with you. Taking a nap sounds like way more fun.

    Wiggles & Wags,

  27. Pip you sure look good in your coat and sweater. That's a scary amount of snow for a Pip. Clearly the snow does not care that it is hogging all the room for buisinesses!

    Your no-snow Who, Sugar

  28. Wow, Pip, you got it a whole lot worse than we did. Blow some of that snow southwest and we will take it off your paws:)

    Stay safe and warm, please.

    Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

  29. We went out and played in it today! Can you believe it is gonna snow even MORE on Sunday? Aaaaak! We're gonna need sleds!

  30. Wow, Pip!! That's crazy snow!! I hope it doesn't interfere with the big race. Hang in there my friends. xo

  31. That is a lot of snow!
    And I am complaining about our 27°!
    I hope you are now inside warm and comfy!
    Kisses and hugs

  32. Pip, you look so fashion forward in your sweet little outfits!

  33. Climbing a giant snow drift is good training for your race!

    Dunno where you're supposed to do your business, tho!

  34. OMD, you got a LOT of snow! Good thing you've been working out so hard - you shouldn't have any trouble with climbing those snow drifts!

    Hope your snow melts soon.

  35. 25 foot waves on the lake??? OMG! Stay warm, Mr. Pip!

    Your furiends in SoCal -

    -Gizmo, Ruby and Bart

  36. Hope the airports are opened so you can get your flight down to FL; isn't that still the official race location? If there are still travel delays, maybe Alien will give you a lift. Maybe you should leave now, just to be safe? You could bunk in with Roo until the race.

    Good luck, little buddy!

    Jed & Abby

  37. WOWZER! Good job plowing through all that snow. That will be a good warm up for your race tomorrow! Love the Coat!


  38. Yuck, we got lucky and only got 9 inches and that's too much for me!

    You gotta get your run on!

    Nubbin wiggles,

  39. Wow, Pip, those pictures could have been taken at our house!


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