You do know the Jimmy Buffett song that references the weather channel girl with her perfect weather curl — right? Well, I have three girls to help Coco and I outnumber the boys around here: Libby, Gracie, & Wanwan. Three spoiled hound dogs with unique personalities that are so very different. Put snow on the ground and there is even more evidence of their unique qualities…
Gracie is a slug. The second she gets out the door she does the ‘drop and roll’ maneuver. She doesn’t care if her rolls are on the plush green grass of summer, the mud holes created by spring showers, a blanket of wet, dead leaves in the fall, or the cold, wet snow of winter.
Libby is an explorer. Not crazy about even getting her feet wet most of the time, Libby picks each step with care. She smells to see who or what has crossed the path she chooses and will often walk around areas that she thinks stink. Snow on the ground makes her feel like a puppy again. While you would think the cold would cause her old bones to ache and stiffen, it has totally the opposite effect.
Wanwan is a prude. She’s starchy and prissy and prefers to keep her small body in the warm confines of the house — especially when there’s snow on the ground. She would much rather be curled up on a pillow. In the sun (if there is any). With her schoolmarmish nose in the air. She will occasionally go the window to yap, yap, yap (which is annoying as all hell!) at the two other girls.
I’m pretty sure we could ALL use a holiday!
Holiday… Jimmy Buffett
The weather channel girl with her perfect weather curl
Is talkin’ cold, cold, cold.
You can’t get out of bed, you can’t remember what you’ve said,
You’re feelin’ old, old, old.
Is it a fever or depression, anger or obsession,
What’s the remedy?
We’re not talkin’ rocket science, the answer to your question’s
Very plain to see.
You need a Holiday, (you need a holiday) take a Holiday (take a
Find a far-off wonderland where you might regain
Command of your life today.
Take a Holiday, (take a holiday) you need a Holiday (you need a holiday).
Grab a pack and hit the trail, take a sail
And wind up in some moonlit bay.