08 January 2012

Severe Snow Withdrawal


Being a man, ne'er ask the gods for a life set free from grief, but ask for courage that endureth long.

~~ Menander of Athens, Greek Dramatist and best known representative of Athenian New Comedy, 342 BC – 292 BC

I wish I might a rose-bud grow
And thou wouldst cull me from the bower.
To place me on that breast of snow
Where I should bloom a wintry flower.
- [Roses]

~~ Dionysius of Chalcus, Greek (Athenian) Poet and Orator, fl. c. 444 BC

I am a snowaholic. There, I woofed it. I am a snowaholic. I am addicted to snow. And this Winter I have only had a slight dusting of snow which lasted approximately 30 minutes. To a Malamute, snow is the number one thing in our lives. That is just the way it is. We were born and breed to be snow dogs, and a Malamute without snow is like my human, K, without chocolate orangutans without primary and old secondary forests. In other words, not a life we were meant to live. Hence, I am going through Severe Snow Withdrawal. I am lethargic, somewhat sad, not eating much, and confused as to how Winter can be snowless.


I don't see any snow Suka, but I don't mind. This weather is great!

Silvius, you just don't understand. I need snow.


In mid-July we started seeing huge fluffy caterpillars, a sign that a cold Winter was looming. So, where is the snow? Caterpillars don’t lie.

Hey Mr. Caterpillar, where is the snow?

Did I woof something wrong?


French School, Leaving for the Hunt, woollen tapestry, circa 16th Century (Musée National du Moyen Âge, Thermes et Hôtel de Cluny, Paris, France)

Guido Reni, Aurora, ceiling fresco, circa 1613 (Casino Rospigliosi Pallavicini, Rome, Italy)

Back to me...


Now I lay me down to sleep, I pray to Ullr and Khione to please please please let there be snow in the morning. Amen.

I am so excited! I hope there is snow!

Where's the snow?

Where's the snow?

Where's the snow?

O snow, snow, wherefore art thou snow?

Perhaps some duck jerky might help.

The only known cure for Severe Snow Withdrawal is snow. So, without snow, I fear my symptoms will get worse. A snowless Suka is a sad Suka. Don't worry, I normally don't woof in the third person. Suka's just sayin'...


bichonpawz said...

We sure do hope that you get some snow soon Suka!!! Malamute's DO need snow!!! We need it here too...it is amazing that we haven't had any. The ski resorts are making some, but they cannot even make it on some days because it has been so unseasonably WARM! Very weird!!! We will do our snow dance for you!!
xoxo Chloe and LadyBug

Bouncing Bertie said...

Suka I would invite you to Scotland but sadly even here, so much closer to the Arctic, we have had disappointingly little of the magical white stuff so far this year. Sigh.
Toodle pip!

Finn said...

No snow here either! But, Finn probably doesn't remember it and the humans are not complaining about not having it!

Amber DaWeenie said...

Well, Suka, it's a really good ting dat you don't live here in Florida. You'd really be a mess!

Sugar the Golden Retriever said...

Woof! Woof! Happy New Year! We are back from our longggg Holiday break. I do miss having lots of snow this time of the year ... but my mom is not complaining. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

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Remington said...

I am with you, my friend! I NEED SNOW! What in the world is going on here? Suppose to be 45 degrees here in Minnesota! Not natural! My snow shipping business is about ready to go under! I think I will have to start mowing lawns here pretty quick!

GRAÇA said...

Suka really the world is changing and it is only now that men start to believe in this way we are in inveno also often raining a lot in December to March and make cold ... rain that it??? cold has done a little but nothing with a hot coat mias is not agoente, this year my owners still not lit the fire? ' I'll see if te mando a little snow to get more happy not sad te quero
Turrinhas's friend

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

We feel your pain, Suka. We have almost forgotten what snow looks like, feels like, smells like. And we don't think we heard any chance of snow in the next week's forecast. Where IS all the snow? It must be trapped somewhere.

Those weather guys say things will change by the 15th, we sure hope this is one time they are right.

And don't pay any attention to our Mom who is thrilled there is no snow.

Woos - Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning

ra husky said...

Oh Suka! Indeed, where oh where is the snow and why am I suffering these 60 degree days?? We've been doing the snow dance for weeks. Zeesh, if any shows up we will send it on to wooos! Play bows,


Peggy Frezon said...

Sorry about the no-show-snow. Personally, I can do without it! And I grew up in Vermont where there's plenty of snow, but still not feeling the love!

Tweedles -- that's me said...

Dear Suka
I think the snow clouds are on their way. I smell the snow- so I know its somewhere!
I am so sorry you are depressed. You need some snow flakes to chase and roll in, and bark at!
I hope it comes your way soon.
I have also been worried about the polar bears, cause they need snow and ice too,

Teddy Bear said...

Oh, Suka, we feel your pain and are right there with you. We loved your post. We are snowaholics too.:) We hope your prayers come true and there is a HUGE storm on its way to your house and to ours. Paws crossed...hard!:)

Tanner and Beth said...

Hope you get your snow. You can have any we get too!

Doggy Kisses,

Chicco said...

Hello dear Suka,

how are you? Happy 2012 to you and your family too.
Well, i'm so sorry that you didn't have snow there. I hope that soon a lot of snow will arrive in your city.
Don't worry!
Have a happy week, dear friends.
Woof, woof,


Scrappy said...

we are FINALLY getting a lil storm, but we really need ALOT!

I LOVE snow too and this is just crazy!

You have exactly the perfect coat for it, so keep wishin' and prayin' doin the snow dance, whatever it takes.

I wil keep my paws crossed for all of us....

Siku Marie, White Dog said...

Dear Friend, we add our White Dog voices to yours wooing the Universe for a belting blasting HUGE snowstorm for you! We have asked that the weather winds send some of the snow our mountains have been getting your way but that doesn't seem to be working very well. Hope, dear one, don't give up hope.

Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

I think we need to go to Alaska!

I'll swing by fur woo and we'll find it!

PeeEssWoo: The weather babblers have mentioned two years ago we had an almost snowless January then got 2' in FebWOOary!

Bailey Be Good! said...

I'll never see any snow, Suka. And I've never seen a caterpillar either!

Woofs & hugs, <3

~Bailey (Yep, I'm a girl!)

Huffle Mawson said...

You won't believe it Suka, but right here in the middle of summer we had snow on the hills today! Insane. Maybe that's where your snow went.

Cyber-sibes said...

Woozers, woo got it bad, buddy! We have a snowless winter too, but we're putting up with it without too much fuss.... when it snows, it snows. when it rains, it rains. when it doesn't , it doesn't. so be it.

paws crossed we ALL get snow, but especially woo, Suka!

jack & moo

Duendes said...

Hello my friend,
do not worry the snow is coming ...winter is still long.
I'm very happy with your google translator Now I can read all without losing any of his adventures...thank you for this convenience You're such a lovely dog...big big hugs .

Jon Terry said...

Suka my dear pal!
I missed you lotsa! and it looks like I have much reading to catch up with you. Anyway, the best cure for withdrawal symptoms is to find a replacement, divert your mind to think on something else...maybe a bone a day would keep those symptoms away!or maybe K is free to make you some fake snows form foam board..LOL

My dear pal, I really appreciate you dropping by and sending all those kind wishes. I'm very blessed to have you as my friend!

We are believing that this year greater things are here to come and let it be a year of miracles and of endless possibilities for you, K and her lovely mommy too!!

Love ya,
Jon Terry

Roo said...

Hope you get your snow SOON Suka! :D Very cute weather caterpillar :)

Waggin at ya,

Shane Kent Louis said...

Yes indeed, your one of the beautiful snow in your town! wanna play with me?


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Redberry Cottage said...

Snow would be great for all of us. We are with you - we want snow too!

Nina, Myshka, Sasha, Betsy, Lucy, Phoebe and Lily

FiveSibesMom said...

Suka, we are with you - the Fab Five are snowaholics too and very excited about our pending snowstorms coming this weekend! We have a post read for tomorrow all about snow! We sure hope you get some too! If not, come on over, our friend and join us!

FiveSibesMom said...

We are with you, Suka...where is the snow??? I think we've been robbed.

Kristin G. said...

Keep looking Suka. Maybe snow is just around the corner. Maybe.