Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Yay Snow!!!

 We finally got some snow!

 Interestingly enough, we might have more than NYC which was really supposed to get slammed.

 This was early yesterday, in total we got about 9 inches.

 The snow puppy.

 And no puppy, just her outline.

 Resting inside...notice how pink her nose is?  I can't figure out what is causing this.  Allergies?  If she has allergies this time of year, it is going to be a tough spring and summer.

A winter wonderland.  Thank you snow gods!

20 comments:

Laurie M said...

our dog`s nose got a redness to it like that when he was digging in the snow, if its an allergy could it be something from the basement, beautiful photos now your world looks like ours!

Samplings from Spring Creek said...

Snow is beautiful--we see on the news CT and MA got hammered

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Enjoy it! Go make some snow angels!

Cottage Tails said...

Pleased you got snow

TARYTERRE said...

ENJOY your winter wonderland. The snow pup looks content inside.

Mary said...

Still snowing here in RI, so far 16", cats aren't allowed out my husband thinks they might get lost in a snow bank! When it slows done we will shovel off side porch for them. Pink nose could just be getting older Enjoyed the ice sculptures too..

Just Ducky said...

Reasons why your dog’s nose may de-pigment:

1. The weather: The most common reason a dog's nose loses its pigment is called winter nose or snow nose. Some dog's noses change colors from a dark color to pink in cold weather; turning dark once again when the weather gets warmer. Usually when the nose changes color due to the weather it only partially changes pink as seen in the picture above. Snow nose seems to be directly related to the temperature and is harmless to the dog. The culprit is thought to be a breakdown in an enzyme called tyrosinase, which is what makes melanin. (Melanin is what gives color, or pigment, to the hair, skin and parts of the eyes.) The enzyme is temperature sensitive and gets weaker with age.

Some breeds which are most prone to the nose changing with the weather are the Bernese Mountain Dog, Golden Retriever, Labrador Retriever, Husky and Shepherd.



2. Old age: A dog's nose may lose its pigment as it ages.



3. Injury: If a dog experiences some kind of trauma such as a scrape or abrasion, the nose can turn pink as it heals. The pigment will usually return after a while.



4. Bacterial infection: The nose may not only lighten in color but may look inflamed, sore, crusty or otherwise unhealthy. You may want to contact a veterinarian if this is the case.



5. Nasal de-pigmentation, also called “Dudley Nose” is when a dog's nose turns completely pink or even white for unknown reasons. Sometimes the dog's nose never does change back. In some dogs it will randomly regain it's pigment or change seasonally.

Breeds most prone to Dudley Nose are the Afghan Hound, Doberman Pinscher, Golden Retriever, Irish Setter, Pointer, Poodle, Samoyed and the White German Shepherd.



6. Contact allergies (contact dermatitis): When a dog is allergic to things its nose comes into direct contact with. The lips are usually also affected.You may have to do some investigative work to figure out what the dog is allergic to. The nose and sometimes the surrounding area may look inflamed, sore, crusty or otherwise unhealthy. Sometimes a dog can be allergic to certain types of plastic. You can rule out an allergy to a plastic food bowl by switching to a stainless steal bowl.


thecottagebythecranelakethree said...

I'm so glad You finally got snow :-) Here it's melting away instead :-)

I've had a dog whos nbose turned from pitch black to pink when she got older. I can see You've gotten lots of reasons here so it doesn't have to be any disease thankfully.

I hope the snow stays a while now when You finally have some :-)

Have a great winters day!
Christer.

Leeanna said...

Beautiful snow! I truly miss it so much. Your pictures are beautiful. It makes me sick that I'm missing out on going for evening walks in freshly fallen snow. The silence of it. So wonderful.

Guillaume said...

Oh I miss snow so much!

Dog Trot Farm said...

Hey Jaz, greetings from snowy Maine. Just measured 24 inches of snow on the picnic table and it continues to fall...The wind is gusting 50-60 mph... two more snow storms are forecast for later in the week...I just know you would love it here!!!!Hope Miss Teddy is feeling okay..Great job on your basement! Julie

sandra hagan said...

she loves the snow.....great snow. bless her heart!

Patty Woodland said...

I'm sure you're thrilled with your snow. It's been in the 60ies here.

Julie said...

It looks so beautiful.

1st Man said...

How beautiful is that? On TV we only see the destructive and messy part but it truly is one of nature's most beautiful moments isn't it?

Stay warm!

And Teddy sure looks to be in her element! Love that before and after photo, ha.

Nellie said...

Beautiful pictures of the snow! Our "light dusting" this morning had disappeared by midday.

Deb said...

Greetings from no-snow London. I'm so envious of you all. Not sure I want as much as when I lived in Vermont but a few inches would be nice.

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

It is taking SO long for your email post alerts to reach me! It's maddening! I am SO happy that your snow has arrived. I've been wondering how you would be effected. It's gorgeous! :) Teddy: is she running her nose on something that she likes? It looks like that is what she is doing, possibly. She shouldn't have allergies this time of year. Hmmm..NO idea! She does love her snow, doesn't she?! :)

Mary Ann said...

I, on the other hand, am so grateful for the lack of snow here this winter. C'mon rains, though!

Whimsical and Curious said...

I love your photographs the snow looks beautiful, here in the UK its is snowing for a few hours then turning to rain and slush :(
Lauren
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