May 2nd, 2017
Our girl, Bailey, has been somewhat out of sorts as of late. Every time that she ventures outside, the amount of snow on the ground has been shrinking. The recent warming of temperatures has contributed to its disappearance. I would not be surprised if Bailey has been wishing for more snow. I don’t think there is a Newfoundland dog out there that does not love the white stuff. Tonight, she received her wish from Mother Nature. Exiting the garage, we were greeted by soft snowflakes floating down. Bailey, who had been lethargic about street walking, suddenly was bursting with energy. She had spring in her step. Her head was high as she pranced across the field, through the parking lot, up the street to the snow-covered trail. I think it’s her best look. Snowflakes sprinkled randomly on her shiny black coat. She plopped herself into a sit and seemed to savour the moment. Bailey was in heaven. I haven’t the heart to tell her that in a few weeks, the family will be leaving the north to travel to South Eastern Ontario. There temperatures will be in the high twenties or thirties on the Celsius scale. She pants at -2 degrees Celsius. Thankfully, Bailey will have the benefit of being kept cool with air conditioning. She has a reprieve from the heat for now. The weather forecast says a couple more days of falling snow. It won’t be too much snow. Just enough for Bailey to know that wishes sometimes do come true.