Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Here's looking at you, kid.

High: 44 °F
Low: 19 °F
Conditions: Steady showers changing to a wintery mix overnight.

Film and literature are filled with emotionally-wrought farewell scenes. There's the time-honored Casablanaca goodbye:

And Rhett's famous send-off of Scarlet:

Heathcliff broods for years over the loss of Cathy in Wuthering Heights:

Romeo and Juliet, of course, have been forever immortalized because of their brooding over the loss of one another.

And then. . .

And then there is Ari's affair with snow. No story--no matter how heartfelt, torrid, or otherwise gripping--can hold a candle to Ari's love for snow. But like all love stories, this too must end. And so, as the temperature rises above freezing this week, we once again begin our own languishing farewell here at Caninaturalist Center. Like all good romances, it is marked with much emotive fanfare.

Someday, of course, the snow will return. Maybe not today, and maybe not tomorrow. But someday. In the meantime, Ari--like any good romantic hero or heroine--will maintain her vigil.

Here's looking at you, kid.


The OP Pack said...

Ari, you look awesome in that last picture. We too would like to have a love affair with snow but it just keeps playing "hard to get".

Tail wags, the OP Pack

The Daily Echo said...

I know exactly how you feel Ari. At least you had some REAL snow. We just got a teaspoon or two. Enough to cover one paw. We have given up and are looking forward to spring.....and the return of bunnies!

Khyra The Siberian Husky said...

I shared my sadness a few weeks ago...

I still miss it...

Tank woo fur sharing your last few precious morsels!


Marigold said...

Dear Kathryn and Ari,
It's okay, Ari. At least people can get in and out to get the Peanuts without having to rely on 4 wheel drive anymore. To everything there is a season, my friend.

Dmitri said...

play it again, Cam.

The Army of Four said...

I don't know about those other farewells, but the one of Ari and the snow..... I could just watch that over and over again. And cry each time. Roooooooo!

Steve, Kat, & Wilbur said...

This is a tear-jerker story! I so hope Ari and her beloved snow are reunited soon!


Stella said...

I know exactly how Ari feels. Our snow is almost gone, and on our walk tonight, I just tried to hit all the snow spots with all four feet. This meant weaving from side to side a bit, with Mom saying "Can't you just walk straight" and me saying, "Oh there is some over therrrreee"! It will be back soon enough. Think about lake swimming, thats what I am doing.


Southbay Girl said...

Ari, mom and I are veruy sorry your beloved snow is going going gone!! It will be back again!! We hope you enjoy your spring! There might be really nice smells!!



Eve said...

A good one Kathryn! Ha Ha Ha!!

YD said...

Oh Ari, we totally know how you feel...sad...but you know the snow will be back.

Sam & June

Tracey and Huffle said...

That story was so moving I needed a tissue.

Huffle Mawson

Gus, Louie and Callie said...

We love the movies.
You checking out what is outside is a great picture..

Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus, Louie and Callie

Kathiesbirds said...

Tell Ari she can keep her snow and if I get any down here I will send it to her special delivery!

John Theberge said...

She may miss it but I know I'm more than ready to see it go.

Holly said...

We're all totally bummed the snow is gone too. We HATE warm and hot weather!! So, we can totally empathize with you!!


Julie said...

Making snow angels - what fun.

JB's Big World said...

Very cute post. Ari's love for the snow! She is really looking for it out the window, isn't she!