Last week we had the first significant snowfall of the season here in Ohio.
We got about 6 inches of snow overnight and then we had temperatures drop to signal digits.
That’s the way winter goes here in Ohio.
One day it’s 60 degrees and sunny and the next it’s single digits and snowy.
I always get excited for the first snow of the season, not only because it looks beautiful but because the Newfs always love it.
It’s what they live for and to watch them enjoy it makes me smile.
I was extra excited this week because I was looking forward to seeing how Odin would like the snow.
We’re not sure if Odin saw snow in Oklahoma.
He may have seen some but I’ve been told that Oklahoma hasn’t had much snow in the last few years and we know for sure he hasn’t experienced lake effect snow!
So it had just started snowing for our last trip outside and Odin didn’t pay much attention to the flakes that were falling on his fur.
The next morning was a different story and Odin walked out to snow that was several inches deep.
It was light and fluffy and snowing like crazy.
He walked out from under the patio like normal but as soon as his paws touched the grass he stopped and looked around.
He took a few steps and stopped again.
He slowly did his perimeter check around the yard sniffing the snow that had accumulated on the fence rails.
He carefully watched Leroy trudge through the snow eating mouthfuls as fast as he could.
I could tell that he didn’t know what to make of it.
After a few minutes, he wanted back inside.
When it came time for our afternoon walk, he slowly walked out of the garage and down the driveway.
When we hit the sidewalk he got some pep in his step.
It was cold so we took a little shorter walk than normal but we headed up some hills and that’s when it happened.
There was a twinkle in his eyes, he did a little dance and then the snow zoomies hit.
I started to laugh but I was also panicking a little inside.
No one wants to be on the end of a leash, on a snowy hill, with a Newf with the snow zoomies.
I made sure I tightened my grip on the leash and looked at Odin and said, “Oh buddy, we have got to get you home quickly so you can get those zoomies out.”
He started doing more circles and flopping like a fish on the snowy ground but somehow I managed to get him to walk home at a respectable, but clumsy pace.
When we got home, I hurried up and got him out in the backyard and he went absolutely Newfie insane.
He zoomed, he flopped, he circled and his eyes got bright.Guys, Odin is a little psycho and I love it.
Guys, Odin can also catch snowballs.
He doesn’t eat a lot of it like Leroy but I’m not worried, I think in time he will.
He is going to be so much fun this winter!