Saturday, January 31, 2009

Snow Day

While the US is getting pounded by snow storms evidently not everyone minds being stuck at home.

My sister sent me this adorable photo of Mieka. She looks as happy as all of the neighborhood children who had several days off from school this week and had nothing to do but play in the snow.

I love everything about this picture - from the little star snowflake on her nose, to the little bubbles on her tongue, and her breath frozen in the air. She exudes happiness. Thanks for sending that Meem!

It's no surprise that I want a dog. It's so difficult to be in such a dog friendly city, where I constantly see people on the subways and in the parks with their partners in crime. Having a dog isn't conducive to our small apartment or our on the go travel plans... and so I will have to wait.

8 comments:

andrea said...

Everyone in your family takes great pictures! So cute!

Melaina25 said...

What about volunteering at a dog shelter or doing some occasional dog walking?

I'm so mad all that snow showed up a week after I left! I only had an inch max while I was home :(

Caitlin said...

I am so with you on this. I am desperate for a dog. I see this guide dog at work all the time and it takes everything in me not to run over and hug it!

Emily said...

andrea...
That's so nice of you! I know I'm bias, but she is such a beautiful dog.

Melaina...
I used to do that in college. Sadly, I don't even know of a dog shelter here in Munich. I should look into it. I would have loved to be home for an Ohio winter too... on the bright side at least we didn't have the trouble getting home that we did arriving in the states.

Caitlin...
I think you need to work on Scott! The hard part would be having a puppy and not being home... too bad we don't live closer because I would take care of it in an instant!

JoernandAllison said...

I have been desperate about a dog for the past 7 years now. It is actually pushing me a little harder to want the house as soon as possible. I can't wait to have a dog again!
By the way, Meika is just such a beautiful dog.

Emily said...

Allison...
Now that you're thinking of a house I think a dog would be a perfect addition! This is such a dog friendly country too. I'm glad you think Mieka is a cute one too - I miss her so much!

Emily Flechtner said...

I want a dog too! I have the same small apartment problem.. and my boyfriend won't hear anything of getting a pug... i'm thinking of guinea pigs, but i don't think they are such great ubahn companions...

Emily said...

Emily Flechtner...
Hopefully your boyfriend caves soon - just remind him of how much fun it is to take a dog to the park and the Englischer Garten is perfect for that!