This has been one wild winter so far. From below zero temperatures to nearly 40º back to below freezing in the span of a couple of days, it’s sometimes hard to tell what the weather is actually going to be from day-to-day. We check the weather constantly, sometimes multiple times a day, because what was being reported in the morning, can drastically change by the afternoon. Whatever the weather brings us, however, our jobs as caregivers is to be flexible to give the residents as many options as possible given the circumstances.
As Anna wrote last week, some pathways were cleared to allow Burrito’s group the option to go on the snow-covered Young’s Hill if they choose to. Today was one of those days where they chose to.
Burrito looking for the best spot of snow to snack on.
Missy went straight for the closest, tallest structure she could get to so she could take in her surroundings…
Which Burrito also wanted to see.
Jody was very calculated in her choice of snow to snack on.
Not just any snow would do!
Though Annie spent the most time outside, she always would look back at the door leading inside.
But once Missy headed back in, so did Annie.
With Burrito not far behind.
Though we may never know what they are exactly thinking, it did seem like they were taking in as much outside as they could today. We do have a forecast of wintry mixes coming up for the next couple of days. And before we know it, the snow will begin to melt and Spring will be here (at least that’s what I’m telling myself). So might as well grab as many snow snacks while you can!
Some bonus photos:
Negra grunting at me as I greeted her this morning.
Gordo eating last night’s dinner from the top of the firehose.
Betsy chowing down on some hay yesterday when it was bright and sunny.