Mom says snow is one of those weather things that is—well, a person had mixed feelings about. (Cats don’t have mixed feelings about snow…just so you know.)
Snow is beautiful to look at.
Snow is necessary to have water…. water to drink,
water to irrigate with, and for the land —it nourishes the roots of all the plants…weeds, and good plants.
Sometimes we get blizzards. I’ve really never seen a blizzard, but I have been in the WIND full of SNOW!!! Mom says THAT is a blizzard!
When a cat (or a person) is in a blizzard there is so much snow and wind you can’t see ANYTHING!!
Nothing! It’s scary.
AND YOUR FUR GETS VERY, VERY WET!!!!
That’s when I meow to come inside and stay inside.
I let Mom and Dad go outside and do all those ‘outside’ things they like to do.
After the snow ends…then we start one of a couple of different types of Winter—SO COLD YOUR PAWS STICK TO THE GROUND or Mud Season.
I don’t know which is worse. Mom calls horrible cold an inversion. She says it is pretty. And it does kill all the nasty bugs, but oh, my is it ever cold!
Then there is everyone’s dreaded season—melt. Snowmelt. When that happens, you get MUD!
On your paws, where you have to take your teeth and pull it out, on your lovely fur, where Mom gets a wet rag and washes you all over–
and MUD ON MY TAIL! Horrors!
Then there is mud on shoes, boots, in the house from the back porch to the stool where the shoes and boots are removed.
Mud season is pretty messy.
That is for sure!