The nice thing about living in the foothills of a mountain is that we get a few hundred acres of free land right behind our house. Land in Seattle is expensive, and the housing market here is ridiculous so it is really valuable to live somewhere close to the city and yet have open spaces closeby. That's the beauty of living in Issaquah. We are 30 min from downtown, and have all the modern amenities in our local downtown and we also have woods, forests, lakes and streams.
The current winter storm has been severe, while other states are getting rain storms and floods, we've got snow. The Interstate 90 even had to be closed down last night because of avalanche danger at Snoqualmie. Mum and I take the opportunity to head up to the woods behind our house. We love to explore together.
Hmm... what's that scent?
Because my long distance recall is reliable, I get to go offleash. There are hardly any critters out now in the cold winter, and its so quiet when we are up there. No humans or doggies. Just Mummy and I. It is so fun to sniff and see and hear.
I'm not the fastest runner, but I do love running and hopping around in the snow. Mum and I don't like the rain, but we sure do love snow. It doesn't stop us from going out to have some alone time.
Checking out to see if I can spot any squirrels.
Snow clings onto my furnishings making snow clumps. They can be hard to remove. Strangely enough, this time, we didn't have to get them out because by the time we went home, 2 hours later, they just fell off by themselves.
Running here, there and everywhere
One of my other favorite things to do is to pick up sticks and chew them. The more breaks I can get into a single long stick, the better.
Showing off my snow encrusted beard.
I'm quite happy with myself. Can you tell?