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Old 06.01.2017, 14:54
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So who else is shoveling a 'piddle path' for vertically challenged mutts?
I remember doing that. My dog wouldn't pee in the snow because her bottom got cold. She also used to fetch her coat before fetching her lead when we had snow. I'd still take that over searching for the cat til 3am because he refused point blank to come in for the night, but he's just rocked up for lunch and bolted outside again.

If having a dog is like having a child, having a cat is like having a reckless teenager who only comes home for food and the occasional cuddle.
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Old 06.01.2017, 14:58
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3 teenagers still asleep here (13:51) & it's * freezing outside.
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Old 06.01.2017, 14:59
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3 teenagers still asleep here (13:51) & it's * freezing outside.
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Old 06.01.2017, 15:15
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I remember doing that. My dog wouldn't pee in the snow because her bottom got cold. She also used to fetch her coat before fetching her lead when we had snow. I'd still take that over searching for the cat til 3am because he refused point blank to come in for the night, but he's just rocked up for lunch and bolted outside again.

If having a dog is like having a child, having a cat is like having a reckless teenager who only comes home for food and the occasional cuddle.
I've given up bothering with our cat. If he doesn't come in before I go to bed then he's out for the night. He doesn't seem to mind and rarely seems to be either cold or wet when he comes in in the morning. Cats have a knack for finding nice, warm sheltered places to go to at night in my experience.
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"Dad, what was the point of moving from England to Switzerland, the weather's just as atrocious!" . Dinner time conversation!

That is NEVER an argument that any sane person can make. The two single biggest things I do not miss from the UK are the weather (especially North West) and traffic. Switzerland is fantastic on both counts. Oh, but I do miss decent, reasonable priced, take-away
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Old 06.01.2017, 15:20
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No thanks . To be honest I am not even sure how many bodies there are. Had a quick peak & saw lumps under various duvets. Dormitory type "system" with a few beds, sofa bed & mattresses on the floor so there may be a few more. It's the "I'll have a few staying overnight" type thing.
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Old 07.01.2017, 11:02
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Minus 24 C here last night- and now a winterwonderland. Xcountry ski tracks bashed and opened, and Métabief/Mt d'Or opening partially.
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Old 07.01.2017, 11:39
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I've given up bothering with our cat. If he doesn't come in before I go to bed then he's out for the night. He doesn't seem to mind and rarely seems to be either cold or wet when he comes in in the morning. Cats have a knack for finding nice, warm sheltered places to go to at night in my experience.
Having said that he clearly knows which side his bread is buttered.
Last night saw him warmly tucked up in his bed with no intention of going anywhere else long before my bedtime.
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Old 08.01.2017, 11:18
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Snowing hard - Minou the tripod is staying in his bed on top of shoe cupboard in the utility, watching every snow flake. He has definitely fallen on his 3 feet that one
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Old 08.01.2017, 11:19
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My predications are proving right.
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Old 08.01.2017, 11:39
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I expect he's very happy to now have the choice of whether he has to be out in it or not.
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Old 08.01.2017, 11:48
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NOT snowing hard here in Lausanne...

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Which ones? :>
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Old 10.01.2017, 09:08
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SNOWING! Supposed to for much the day so looks like I may be out with the shovel and broom later.
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SNOWING! Supposed to for much the day so looks like I may be out with the shovel and broom later.
Yes and more is to come during this and next week. Especially in the mountains! Skiing season will fully start!
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Old 10.01.2017, 10:17
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Re: Weather!

Am I supposed to be happy about all these snow forecasts!!! Can't stand the stuff, and tomorrow I have to drive to Sion to get my car tested by the State! Of course, in a few months, it will be Spring and the snow will have disappeared! Can't wait!
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Old 10.01.2017, 10:37
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Another hour and the grass might be covered.. Yaaay
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Lol snowing hard here and grass definitely covered ...nearly 'lost' the dogs in the garden just now. Got to keep reminding myself that, no, it is not a hare crossing our snowy patio... but our new 3 legged cat.

As said Merrylegs- you've definitively chosen the wrong spot if you hate the stuff
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Old 10.01.2017, 17:59
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I have cleared the snow twice. Hubby wants to buy a tractor with a shovel. We had very little snow the past couple of years but now I am considering it.
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Old 10.01.2017, 18:29
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Why not a snow blower? We couldn't survive without ours.

LOL why does your OH want to buy a tractor- if YOU do the snow clearing
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LOL why does your OH want to buy a tractor- if YOU do the snow clearing
The tractor would be for cutting grass and snow removal. But you are right, a snow blower could do the trick...or I find out who is clearing the sidewalk opposite our property and get him to do the driveway.
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