Boy did it dump on us last night!! We have 8 more inches of snow that's covering a 2 inch layer of sheet ice. Even the Yak-Tracks don't do much good when clumped up with snow. So we're hunkering down and spending the day doing inside chores. Tango, the Patagonian Cavy, is still braving the cold temperatures in his dirt floored enclosure but is smart enough to come inside through his doggy door into the warm of the Mammal Room. The birds are happily watching the snow fall out their window but are as warm as a bug in a rug. Pashta, the Spanish Mustang, has been keeping a lookout at a pair of wild coyotes that have been frequenting the area ever since the two llamas were taken down by a mountain lion. She's very vigilant and almost as good of a watch dog as Mighty Quinn (Great Pyrenees x German Shepard) and Molly (beagle). Pashta has taken refuge under her shelter and let the heavy snow fall elsewhere than her back and eyelashes. It's as quite as a sound proof room right now. Even the seldom dog barks are muffled by the white cushion of softly falling snow. Truly a winter wonderland. Though it could be more appropriately enjoyed, say on Christmas Day. Maybe in the future we will have the pleasure of caring for a cold weather animal. For the time being all the tropical animals (including Peruvian born Augusto) will experience the beauty of snowfall from a distance.
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