Not snow again – Smudge

smudge at our peak district cottages

Blizzard conditions at Bolehill Cottages

Just when I was thinking about getting rid of my winter coat it snows. What happened to the hot weather we had a few days ago?

Today started off very badly. Early in the morning we had a power cut. Which didn’t matter that much except that things start beeping (I think it is master’s computers and things). This set idiot brother off. He is a bit of a wimp as far as beeping is concerned. I am not sure why but then he is an idiot. He started pawing at the door and making a lot of noise. This was worrying because if master came down we would be in serious trouble.

smudge at our pet friendly cottages

Snow Dog

Luckily it was mistress that was woken up and she came down to see what the noise was all about. She is a lot more understanding than master and gave us a bit of sympathy. Unfortunately while she was with us the power went off again and idiot brother went loopy again. Somehow in the commotion of him being an idiot and mistress trying to find the torch I managed to get locked in the office. Luckily after mistress had calmed down idiot brother she spotted I was missing and came looking for me. In the end the lights came back on and idiot brother calmed down enough to let me get back to sleep.

In the morning when master came down and let us out we found that there had been about 6 inch of snow. Where did that come from? Anyway we had a brief walk around our cottages (click here) and down to the road. The wind was terrible. Just not suitable for a dog to be out in it. At the bottom of the drive we found that we were snowed in. This is only the 3rd time this has happened. Even worse the road looked treacherous which is the first time we have ever seen it that bad. Things went from bad to worse as the snow drifted onto the road. By about 10:00 the road was effectively closed which has never happened before.  Master spent most of the day either helping people or clearing snow. At about 3:30PM Andrew (the farmer) came up to dig us out with his big machine so we all went down to help. I am not sure what I did wrong but master kept yelling at me to get out of the way. I was trying to help!

smudge at our pet friendly holiday cottages

Where a dog should be

By 4:30PM the problems on the road had eased and cars were coming and going again and by about 5:00PM our guests, who where were supposed to leave this morning, managed to get away. What a terrible day. Master thinks it is the worst winter day we have had. But it was in Spring! I am going to keep my winter coat on just in case.



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