Monday, January 13, 2014

Baby It Was Cold Outside

Lee put on my boots and hat and told me it was cold outside!
Lee was right!!  Cincinnati saw wind chills in the range of -30 to -40 degrees last week.
The Ohio Emergency Management Agency warned people to stay inside last Monday if possible.
Stay inside man a dog has to do his business.
Every time I went out Lee had to come out and get me because I kept sliding down the driveway!
The steam off of the Ohio River could be seen on my hill.  Because of the cold the steam created snow.  The first time we have ever seen snow come from the river not the sky.
Ruby the Airedale you would have loved this because bubbles actually froze in the air and you could catch them and crunch them.   
Early morning the world looked all black and gray.
We had ice then we had snow, 8 inches, and we had ice, then we had snow.
Will the weather ever make up it's mind?
But the sun came out and everything still stayed frozen.  
See how everything looked in my backyard, that's ice.

The cold snap was due to a "polar vortex" that descended into much of the U.S. last Monday, bringing dangerous cold that broke decades-old records.
Good Bye Polar Vortex and don't you come back no more no more no more no more.

    Thanks for being a friend  
    Traveling down the road and back again
    Your heart is true and your a friend of mine
        Signing Off
        Sweet William The Scot

PSsssss ~ Sorry we haven't been around to visit Lee was in the Hospital for a couple of days!  I had to go stay with Miss Janet.


  1. AROOOOOO there SW!!!! We're finally back! Mom and Dada made it out of Dulles Intl. by the skin of their teeth, if their flight were 2 hours later it would've been grounded and they'd be living in the airport!

    Now make sure you keep warm and please send Lee our love and licks - we are sorry to hear she was in hospital, we hope that everything is ok.

    Wally & Sammy

  2. Well sitting here indoors in the warmth, your polar vortex photos look stunningly beautiful. But how fortunate you have such a great set of cold weather clothes Sweet William. Why, even I might deign to wear some sort of a winter outfit over my natural furs, if it ever got so cold in Scotland (which it never does, despite us being much further north - thank you Gulf Stream!)
    Toodle pip!

  3. Help in on the way. Some pitchers and catchers report for spring training in less than a month.

  4. way to keep safe and warm little guy :)

  5. Hi Sweet William and Lee. I am very sorry to hear that Lee was in the hospital. Hope you are feeling better and improving every day. Ice is beautiful and very deadly all at the same time. About 15 years ago we had so much ice the tops of the tree broke and the forest looked like a war zone. Our weather man thinks that vortex will come back. I hope the weather man lost his marbles in the vortex because I do not want to get that cold again.

    1. We were worried that tree branches would break but only a few came down. None of us want it to be that cold again. Thanks for stopping by Bentley.
      Sweet William

  6. Thank goodness Lee was around to get you ready for that frigid weather

  7. Oh really? You had ice-bubbles? That sounds interesting, they are much easier to catch. William your winter-outfit looks fabulous, I love it!

  8. OMD that looked cold. We hope Lee is OK and back at home. Have a marvellous Monday.
    Best wishes Molly

  9. heavens! we hope that Lee is doing better now!

    edgar and his mum

  10. OMD OMD WE are so VERY sorry to hear that our beloved Miss Lee was in the hospital. We know Miss Janet took good care of YOU while your mom was feeling bad. We are SO happy that she is OUT and back with YOU.
    OMD you look so CUTE and WARM.
    We did not hear about the RIVER causing SNOW. THAT is ASTONISHING. Thank you fur sharing that info.. Learn somethingy NEW every day..
    You take super good care of Miss Lee and tell Miss Janet we said "HELLO".

  11. Brrrrr-ring! Brrrrr-ring! Sir William, that is super cold weather! How did you pee in that cold? I would think it would freeze right up. Dear dawg. I sure hope your Lee's hospital visit went well and that she is feeling better, my friend.
    Take good care of each other.
    You very good friend,

  12. Maybe you should have skates on instead of boots!

    We can't even imagine that kind of COLD!

    XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy

  13. Hey Sweet William!
    Wow, you're right, it was seriously cold! That snowing river is really neat and I've never seen those bubble things before.
    BTW: Lots of love and healing vibes to Lee from me and my peeps!
    Grr and Woof,
    Sarge, Pol Comm

  14. Those are great boots you have! BOL! We didn't much like the cold here either.

  15. We were freezing here too and i was thinking about you Sweet William.


  16. Hope Lee is feeling better now. Welcome to our winters. They suck! We are lucky it has been much warmer! Lee and Phod

  17. I can't believe you survived that crazy weather! I think you need a sweater that says "I survived January 2014". Brrrrrr.....I'm glad you were able to stay cozy and toasty.

  18. OMD is Miss Lee okay, gives her lots of licks from me. The weather has been crazy stay warm my fur friend.

    Aroo to you,

  19. That is too durn cold!! Hope Miss Lee is feelin' all better and that Spring comes early this year!

  20. Oh Boy, Sweet William The Scot, by the looks of it you most certainly needed to be dressed up warm to venture out and do your manly things. Was the bubbly snow tasty? Hope the weather is better now. Take care!

    RooOOOoodles, Bobby & Fabi xx

  21. Brr... That looks cold.
    I hope your Lee is feeling better!

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  22. Hi William
    Looks like it's very cold where you live good thing you dressed up nice and warm before going out for walks. Today where we lived it 44.6 celsius which was very hot. Milo & Jet

  23. Reading your post is making us cold all over again, William! We hope that Lee is doing better.

    Love ya lots♥
    Mitch and Molly

  24. brrr glad you made it through that ok!

    Stop on by for a visit

  25. Wow...that is super cold! I guess we can't complete about our 9 degree weather then...Hope you and Lee stayed as warm as possible! Much love, The Scottie Mom.

  26. Brrrr...that does not sound fun at all. We do like it cold, but not that cold!

    Wyatt and Stanzie

  27. Oh Sw. William you are the most handsome and well dressed Snow dude I know. We are so glad Lee is home and feeling better. Asked Lee to check her email for some QoH buttons to use.
    Hugs your BFFF

  28. Katie and I hope you are feeling much better! LOVE that shot of the steam on the river!!