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Shovel required for this labor of love

If your legs are only 4 inches long, 5 inches of snow really is Snowmageddon.

Beginning

Beginning

This is what my sweet little miniature schnauzer could have faced this morning: Five inches of snow-covered deck steps between the house and her potty territory in the yard.

The first few days of the new year have been brutal here in Northern Illinois. It snowed Wednesday, it got cold Thursday, it was so windy Friday I thought the house would blow away and it snowed again Saturday. We’re supposed to get more snow today, and tomorrow is supposed to be so life-threateningly cold, schools across the region are closed. Mr. 2014 smiles one of those cheesy smiles while extending his hand in a crusher handshake. “Hi, how ya doin’, tough guy.” I already don’t like this bozo.

Neither does my poor pooch. The Great Outdoors isn’t so great when you have to pee in a blizzard.

When I’m lazy and I neglect shoveling the steps, my sweet dog pisses on the deck. Since that’s less than optimal, clearing the steps is how I began my day today.

See her? At the top of the shoveled steps? In her cute little red sweater? That's my barky little girl! Come to momma. Good girl!

See her? At the top of the shoveled steps? In her cute little red sweater? That’s my barky little girl! Come to momma. Good girl!

Yes, I also shoveled a little of the yard, too, because I love my dog that way.

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