Nov 29-12

Past-E-Mail: Cam Notes - 2012: November: Nov 29-12
Good day to be inside    ...scroll down to share comments
Photos by Charlie Hopper
Come in and thaw out    ...scroll down to share comments
Photos by Charlie Hopper

Charlie at Pasty Central (Chopper) on Thursday, November 29, 2012 - 07:58 am:

Hard to believe, a week ago today it was almost 60 degrees here in the Keweenaw. With the mild conditions on Thanksgiving day, we took the opportunity to do some last minute outside-work, "battening down the hatches" for the blow that showed up the next day.

In these shots from the next day, our Newfie-Black-Lab Shadow shows how to laugh at the wind, and then get inside when it's time to dry off. If you could hear the sounds in the top photo, it's like a freight train, howling off the Lake. Some of that swirling snow stuck to our cedar shakes, turning it into sugar-coated gingerbread.

Overnight, Indian summer disappeared and we were ushered into winter. In the week since then we've had almost a foot of snow, which you can check from time-to-time over on the Snow Thermometer, which, by the way, is one of the earliest pages about Upper Michigan to appear on the Internet, back when the WWW was less than a year old.

For those who enjoy the annual tradition of pasties at Christmas, we would encourage you to schedule a shipment at your earliest convenience (like now) because the holiday schedule is filling up fast. The Pasty elves in Calumet have been working overtime to plan enough on hand to meet the demand, and fill those FedEx trucks. This year you can also include Trenary Toast and Sayklly's Yooper Bars without paying any additional shipping.

How November has zipped past! Your weekday moderator Mary Drew will return tomorrow with more beauty from the U.P., and our regular end-of-month memorial. Thanks for stopping by Pasty Central :o)

By Deb S. (Usedtobeayooper) on Thursday, November 29, 2012 - 08:08 am:

Nice pictures and you describe it perfectly. It was like that here on Thanksgiving also. It was 60 degrees, and before we knew it the wind was howling and the temperature dropped 30 to 40 degrees. The grandsons were outside building a fort. How quickly mother nature can turn on us. But at least the dogs and the kids enjoy it :-)

By Alex "UP-Goldwinger" (Alex) on Thursday, November 29, 2012 - 08:22 am:

The dog reminds me of the chocolate cake with powdered sugar on top that my mother used to make.

By Brenda Leigh (Brownmoose) on Thursday, November 29, 2012 - 08:54 am:

How lucky Shadow is to have a nice warm home to escape the howling winds. To also have dedicated owners.

We have friends who very faithfully took care of an extremely ADD dog. One of which I never seen the likes of. Taz never quit, just ran endlessly and his masters had to constantly play ball, frisbee or whatever to keep him from barking. He was rescued from the Humane Society after being returned by another couple who said they just could not deal with him. Our friends sent him to obedience school which he flunked on two consecutive trys. Taz dropped dead at only three years of age after for the millionth time running out to get that frisbee. He lived a short life but oh such a good one as he was taken such good care of. Thanks to all who rescue dogs.

These two photos reminded me of Taz as he too was black as night and loved the snow.

Here are some shots of Taz playing and enjoying the snow:


Thanks Charlie many times over.

P.S. Yes the wind did howl just like a freight train, all night, when the storm moved in. Didn't sleep to well that night as the noise was endless.
Shirley Waggoner (Shirlohio) on Thursday, November 29, 2012 - 09:08 am:

Aw, poor Shadow, but if he's like our "Prissy" was, he loves every minute of it.:>

By Deb S. (Usedtobeayooper) on Thursday, November 29, 2012 - 09:13 am:

Well, how nice but sad at the same time for that poor dog. My brother had a black lab like that. He would NOT quit chasing after things and would bark if you didn't throw it for him. They would throw 2 x 4's down a hill with thick grass that he had to climb back up with this huge 2 x 4 in his mouth. He was in his glory and would drop dead if you'd let him continue. He lived to be quite old, though.

Yes everybody, if you want a dog, please go to a rescue shelter. It's where we got our Maddie and she's the best dog ever!

Thank you to Brenda's friends :-)

By mickill mouse (Ram4) on Thursday, November 29, 2012 - 09:25 am:

shadow is no shadow no more.....;O)

By Janie T. (Bobbysgirl) on Thursday, November 29, 2012 - 11:35 am:

Shadow has 4 paw drive to get through the snow. Any snow we get deeper than 4 in. our Scotties need snow side service.

By Janie T. (Bobbysgirl) on Thursday, November 29, 2012 - 12:59 pm:

Taz, an Australian Shepherd, very athletic dogs that need a job. We had one, Bandit, a blue merle, super dog, and he could make our 45 head of cattle behave and keep in control. Dad passed on, the cattle were sold, and about a year later Bandit passed on. It was said his heart broke when the cattle were sold off. He was only 8 yrs. old.

By Thomas Baird (Thomas) on Thursday, November 29, 2012 - 02:34 pm:

Awww, that poor doggy (in the top 2 photos). The dog in the other photos appears 2 b having fun.

By Just me (Jaby) on Thursday, November 29, 2012 - 05:22 pm:

I always enjoy dog pics!!!!

By Uncle Chuck (Unclechuck) on Thursday, November 29, 2012 - 09:05 pm:

I too enjoy all the dog pics, nice photos today!

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