Sunday, December 10, 2017

Being Prepared!

I've been making plans to deal with this BAD air inversion.  

I do NOT want it to interfere with my Wilson time!

The air is unhealthy so I gotta take precautions!

You can see the layer of YUCK from yesterday (today is worse). 

So I got a gas mask for Wilson to keep him safe.

Murphy & Stanley

Pee Ess - In case you didn't know, our inversion season (Dec - Feb) is caused when the sun is on a lower angle, the upper-level temps are warmer than the temps close to the ground, and a high pressure is parked over the top of our state.  With our mountains, it creates a bowl effect and the inversion acts like a lid, not allowing emissions to escape into the atmosphere.  So we are stuck breathing bad air until a storm comes through (meaning the high pressure is no longer present) and the bad air is replaced by fresh air.  This isn't predicted to happen for quite some time so it is gonna get MUCH worse!

Thursday, December 7, 2017

More Action

It's really cold here these days - just like me and Stanley like it!  BUTT somehow the snow mostly melted in our backyard.  Anyway, it is never too cold for me and Wilson!

The bad news is that an inversion is setting in.  When a high parks over our state, the mountains trap in all the pollution.  It takes a storm (the high moving out and allowing the air to mix) for us to get clean air again.  And the weather forecasters say the first shot we have for that to happen is on the 21st (and it looks weak)!  We are gonna need gas masks by them!

I will get on the computer to see if anyone sells a gas mask to fit Wilson.

And I will practice my moves while holding my breath.

Murphy & Stanley

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Guess What Happened???

Our new running day is Monday.  So yesterday we got up and guess what happened???

Yup, it snowed!!  Me and Stanley LOVED it!  We can't wait until we get really deep snow so we can hop around in it like kangaroos!  BUTT it was our running day so we had to head out.  

We had to put it in all-paw drive sometimes cuz the roads were too icy for our pawrents (that's why we were on the sidewalk)

Stanley wanted to stop and build a snowman but dad said not today.

Stanley kept going rogue.  Mom didn't take pictures of us running cuz she had to be careful not to slip.  But we ran 5 miles!

Then we walked back home (up the hill).  Our street was nice and clean cuz it is a high priority for the plow crews.  In real life our house doesn't look anything like the one next door.

Across the street . . .

Looking up the street . . .

Stanley and dad are putting in the secret code to open the garage door.

I still needed to sniff the snow!

Murphy & Stanley

Monday, December 4, 2017

The Usual

I like to observe Sundays by fetching and yesterday was no exception.  After awhile I had to take a break and hide in the freckle bush.

Murphy & Stanley

Sunday, December 3, 2017

Some Pictures

We're just hanging out today.

Mom says it is supposed to snow tonight.

Me & Stanley sure hope so but it is pretty nice outside today.

We played in the yard awhile.

Stanley is looking very handsome.

He likes posing cuz he knows Jessie will swoon.

Murphy & Stanley