Posted by Mary Andrews / February 26, 2015
RVA Snow Day — Or Snow Paws?
We woke up to a snow-covered Richmond this morning — about 7 inches and powdery white. When it snows like this in Richmond, most of the city schools and local businesses close or open on delay. Working from home doesn't lend us the advantage of an official "snow day" but we did get a chance to take an early morning walk with Basil, who just loves a good romp in the snow.
We always enjoy walking over to Monument Avenue since it's close and admittedly picturesque. Here's old Stonewall Jackson enjoying the snowy view:
Just off Monument is a large church yard where we like to let Basil run and romp. Since we have a very small and limited back patio for him to play in at home, we will bring him here to really just let him have a good run. When it snows, these runs are even more fun to watch:
One of our favorite things to do when it snows is play "snow catch" with Basil.
Tim will make a snowball, get Basil all excited about catching it, then the snow fantastically breaks apart on contact. Basil loves this game and takes it very seriously — we laugh every time he goes after a new snowball.
No fear in this one when to comes to chasing or catching (gold letter balloons are a different story):
It's always amazing to see how the landscape transforms under a blanket of white snow. Everything seems a little quieter and slowed down for the moment.
If you're in or near Richmond, we hope you're enjoying the weather and perhaps a formal snow day off. Who else has a dog that's a fan of the snow? Any favorite games you like play?