Checking out my stick piles

Dec. 22 /08

Yesterday we were in the middle of the worst blizzard imaginable. It was a total white-out out there. But I bundled up real warm and took Mama out into the Arctic tundra to do my winter stick check at the park.

You know how seriously I take my stick piles. Well, I keep a close eye on my sticks that are in the back yard, but you can never be too careful about the stick piles you build at the park. So I like to make sure they're safe under the snow so they'll be waiting for me in the spring just as I'd left them.

Here I am on my way to the park. Notice that first I had to mark my Winter Wonderland.

I'm happy to report that all five of my stick piles were intact. Now I can rest easy for the next couple of months, knowing my precious sticks are ok.

Here I am doing my stick check:

That video came out a little funny. I think Mama's camera was beginning to freeze. I know I was. I was wearing my coat and a scarf and I was still frozen. So while I was at the park, I did a couple of low-impact jumpies and a half-zoomy and called it quits. Frankly, I don't love the winter. I was just as happy to go home where it was toasty and warm and play with my toys.

I want to thank everybody who sent me Christmas e-cards. I even got a couple from dogs I don't even know. How nice! You are all such great pals.


Lacy said...

w00f's Chef, heehee me liked ur walkie...u made sum yellow snow...u sure did git a bunch of snow, so far me not got any...

b safe,

Jan's Funny Farm said...

You sure are single-minded, even in the snow. We're glad all your sticks are safe. We woofies understand how important sticks are.

The words were tiny on the video. We had to read them to Jan cause she's old.

Merry Christmas!

Raising Addie said...

Great videos Chef! You don't know how lucky you are to have all of that snow to play in.

Are you ready for Christmas?


Lorenza said...

Hi, Chef!
Hmmmmm... that is a lot of snow!
Glad your stick piles are safe there!
Now, let me go under covers!
Take care
Kisses and hugs

apple + chelsea said...

Glad your stick piles are safe!

Stay warms!

<3 Apple

Maggie and Mitch said...

We're so glad your stick piles are safe, Chef! We hope they stay just the way you left them till next time!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Toffee said...


Phew! So glad to read that your stick piles are all in tact!

Love the scarf...very snazzy!

The Puppies said...

Wow Chef!! Great videos- we haven't ever seen snow like that where we live! It just doesn't come down like that in the South! Pretty cool! Glad you are warm inside though because that looked so cold!!! We are snuggling under blankets just watching the video!
p.s. our mom is really computer slow- she has an actual holiday card for you but she has to scan it onto the computer and hasn't really figured out how to do that! we will get on her about it tonight!!
The Puppies

Charlie said...

Good job on the stick piles, Chef! The ecard we sent you bounced, so I wanted to stop by and wish you a very Merry Christmas! Woofies!!
- Charlie

Eric said...

Brrrrr, chilly. Sort of fun though, well maybe for five minutes. Phew, I'm glad your stickpiles are safe and sound Chef. Stay warm pal. Wiry wags, Eric xxx.

Eduardo said...

Glad your sticks are okay! My Mommy thinks your the most handsome boxer ever!
Hugs & Snugs
Eduardo the Snuggle Puggle

Pedro said...


Nice peemail! I left some in the snow here in my neck of the woods too!


Hero said...

I'm glad to hear that your sticks are still safe. Hopefully the snow will keep it well protected and out of sight until your next venture to the park. My mom says that you look really cute all bundled up and that she wishes that we lived somewhere where it snowed so she could bundle me up too.

Happy said...

Glad to hear your stick piles are still intact ;-)

Have a Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays!

Moco said...

Boy buddy, do you have OCD about those sticks or what. You wouldn't find any of us outside for the length of time.

Noah the Airedale said...

We are still in total shock by all that snow. There's just so much of it. How does your pinky walk around? Is she falling over all the time cause it's so deep? She should wear skis, that would be fun. You could tow her hee hee.
Your poor paws must be icy.
I'd rather be by the fireplace too.
Enjoy your stick collection and a very Merry Christmas to your pack Chef.

Noah Willow Tess Lucy

The FOUR Musketeers said...

We wish you a Merry Christmas ,
We wish you a Merry Christmas ,
We wish you a Merry Christmas ,

xoxo ,
Four Musketeers & Family
Lady , Zena , Cody & Joyce

Lola Smiles said...

Chef, sweetie, have a great holiday!

Stay Safe & Healthy big guy!
luv ya
Lola Smiles

Technodoll said...

I'll bet if you had nice happy friends to play with you in the snow, it would help!

But yeah, it's been sooo cooold the past few days... all better now! Your sticks will get soggy though :-/

Merry Happy Christmas from the beanies! xoxo

Thor said...

My family and I wish you and your family a Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!


Maverick the Pirate said...

Harrrrrr Chef
Merry Christmas Harrrrr.
Cap'n Maverick the Pirate

Cairo The Boxer said...

Hey Chef,

Next time write you name in the snow :) hee hee hee

Mango said...

Chef - My mom's camera freezes too and says the batteries are dead when they aren't. Quite the snowstorm. You must have felt like an arctic explorer pup.

Happy Holidays,

Peanut said...

I'm coming to visit right now. I want to play in the snow.

Amber said...

Merry Christmas and Happy New year to Chef and family :D!!

warmest regards
Amber :)

Mya said...

All that snow looks like great fun, Chef! I'm glad your stick piles were safe & sound! Hope you had a happy holiday!