Monday, March 3, 2014


Once again another snow storm hit Iowa this weekend.  We are still digging out.  Mom is at work and Dad is at home.  Mom wished she could have stayed home.

We live right below Ottumwa in Iowa.  Right now it is -8 on Mom's computer....wayyyyy to cold to have to come outside....we don't even know what the wind chill factor is.

Saturday BEFORE the big snow came Mom took all of us for a walk.  FIRST Maggie and Gussie got their coats on and they headed down to the river and back with Mom .  It was the first walk we had in a long time cos of the weather.

Maggie told Mom to run when they saw this up in the tree, cos she was afraid she would swope down and grab them up to EAT.  Mom said she would protect them.  Even tho everyone including Mom was bundled up about 15 min. into the walk, mom's legs and face started to get REAL cold so they started back home.  I was so excited waiting on my turn, that Mom even tho she was froze took me out into the yard, and I got to walk around for 15 minutes.  We all settled down for the rest of the day, once we came into the house, and got warm.

Later it started to do this.
And This
and this
finally Dad got home from work around 10:00 pm and Mom could relax.  The only problem was  once they went to bed Mom's weird problem with her legs started acting up, so she had to get up once every hour and apply a heat pad to them, all night long!!!  Dad was not happy with her cos he couldn't sleep and he had to work on Sunday.  Mom thinks it was because the cold air made her legs cold while she was walking us.  Lesson learned!  I guess we will be staying in until the warm spring air comes to our house.

Stella Rose


  1. Us too...we will not be leaving the house for a few days. Love the pic of the bald eagle - what a magical sight

  2. OMD brrr that looks so cold. Poor mum and her legs. We think mum might need to invest in some thermal leggings. Poor you the white stuff is too much now. Have a marvellous Monday and stay warm and safe.
    Best wishes Molly

  3. This crazy weather is making me crazy. Stay warm puppers.

    Aroo to you,

  4. It (snowpocalypse) missed us this time. We only got a couple of inches instead of the 8-10 inches they said we were going to get! The parents were happy but we were hoping they would get a snow day ...

    We were hoping your mama's legs were getting better ...

    Love Zoe, Peyton, Webster, Liberty & Whitney

  5. I hope Mr. Winter will disappear soon. I hope your mom's leg is a little better and she can sleep tonight. Stay warm and comfy dear pugs, I hope Miss Spring will come soon.

  6. OMD glad that big Berd didn't eat youz up.. Now that is some super cold weather, good job Mom has her heat bag for her poor legs. Stay warm guys xxoxxxx

    Mollie and Alfie

  7. Sheesh! There is no end to that vortex sitting over the midwest! Our winter was terrible last year but this year we had the 4th warmest February on record. Mom even wore shorts all week last week (and again today) for running! Maybe you should pack your backpack and come here for a few weeks!

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

  8. Puggies you must be sick and tired of the snow. I bet your little tummies get very cold too.
    Lots of hugs madi your bfff

  9. Oh dear. Cold is nothing to mess around with if it effects you that way. Poor mom. Maybe a hot toddy would help next time?

  10. My gosh... your roads. I promise I won't complain again... I pray for warmer air for you!

  11. OMD! Were those the high temperatures for the day? SHE rugs up for the Arctic when it hits 32°F! The last few mornings it's been about 70° and SHE's got jumpers on.

    Now, you short hairs rug up WELL when you have to go out to do your business. AND watch those birds of prey. Their usual dinner is probably underground and hiding, so they might think a little puggy is fair game!

    XXXOOO Bella & Roxy

  12. OMD YOU got it WAY worse than WE did... OMD OMD OMD... THAT is a HUGE snow fall... and your temperatures are in the TANK.

    Good Grief.... you won't NEED COOLERS fur your Fourth of July Picnic Drinks... you will STILL have PILES of SNOW left to stick the cans into.
    We are glad that you did get a LITTLE walkie in before THIS hit you.. No WONDER your mom's Legs were hurting.... they were probably just starting to THAW OUT.
    We are GLAD that you are all SAFE and we PRAY that you stay that way...

  13. Stella Rose,
    I cannot imagine being in all that white stuff!! We have had a lot of rain (good thing) and it has made Molly so mad. She does not like to get her tootsies wet. I pugsonally do not care. When you gotta go, you gotta go!
    Love Noodles

  14. Hi Stella, You all got much more snow than we did! I wonder if your mom wears any type of undergarment-like Cuddleduds or UnderArmor when she goes out. I do when we snow shoe and also wear wool socks and it helps alot. Hope your snow goes away. Stay warm!
    Wags, Noreen & Hunter

  15. Beautiful eagle! We were *supposed* to get much more snow than we did here.

  16. Well, you sure did get a lot more snow than we did. Can we come play there?

    Mom gets those restless legs and crampy legs at night too - very disruptive to a good night's sleep.

    Woos - Phantom, Ciara, and Lightning

  17. We are having the same thing. Will we ever see grass and flowers again? Please stop by for a comment a thon.

    Love Sasha

  18. It was a crazy weekend here. Sat we had started with rain, turned to snow, then freezing rain. Sunday we had rain, hail and thunder, but at least our temps are not frigid. Please keep safe and warm

  19. We are ready for spring to get here too.

  20. It sure is beautiful if you can stay inside. We had raining cats and dogs
    Lily & Edward

  21. Gosh-- that snow comes so quick! It must have been hiding,,, and then - there it is!
    Oh burrrrr!
    I am glad that big birdie did not chase you,,, that would be terribles. We so glad you got a little walkie..
    And hope moms leggys are better

  22. We sure don't miss that nasty, cold, bitter weather! We're hoping that sunshine and warmer temp's are heading your way real soon.

    Lily Belle & Muffin

  23. Stella that was awful nice of your Mom to take you guys out for a while but I'm sorry it bothered her legs! I hope they get better real soon! And I especially hope the weather breaks for all of you!

    Love, Gampy

  24. Your poor peeps =( I must be very hard to deal with the crazy weather you have been getting! Is there an end in sight? Is this the worst winter you have ever lived through? Stay safe and warm!