The Great Snowmageddon 2016

25 Jan

  Oh friends – the south has scored again with The Great Snowmageddon 2016.  It was scary.  We had warnings early last week that it could possibly be bad – especially here in the north Georgia mountains.  By early hours Friday morning, the winds were picking up and the rains had moved into the area.  Schools, businesses and state government were either shut down or shutting down early.  But never fear, mom’s work didn’t think along those lines and she had to go to work.  Snorts – poor mom.

She went into work and nothing happened all day.  The weather just maintained and quit raining.  It looked so good when mom left work, her and dad decided to go out to eat for dinner. During dinner, that’s when the fat lady started singing and it started snowing.  Patrons of the restaurant flocked to the windows to look at the pretty white stuff falling from the sky.  I mean heck, living in the south we just don’t see that.  And the philosophy of the south – we see one snowflake and the city shuts down.  Mom even video taped part of the action for me to share… enjoy this video.

So it was late at night, the snow was coming down.  It was raining in between.  The winds were blowing something fierce.  Us anipals were not amused at any of this.  We all went to bed that night thinking the worse for Saturday morning – which I might add that morning Houdini had an appointment at the Spa – which he really needed – snorts.


The next morning, mom/dad are laying in bed listening to the wind when mom’s iPhone goes off.  She received a text from Houdini’s groomer saying they were cancelling all appointment due to the inclement weather and he would be rescheduled next week.  Receiving this call, mom looked at dad and shook her head. Neither one of them wanted to get out of the nice warm big bed to investigate how bad it would look outside in the elements.  Mommy finally ventured to the back door and looked out on my magical kingdom and deck.  Really?  Well, we did have some white stuff out there – not in the yard or trees but the deck.  Does this count?


Mom then felt brave enough to venture out the front of the house to look at traces of Snowmageddon 2016 in the South.  Okay, if you look closely in this picture, you will see some white stuff.  Look close – bottom of the picture towards the front porch.  There you go.  That’s snow… or what the meteorologists call snow.

img_5357Mom went outside in her slippers and bathrobe to check out this mysterious substance.  And look what she found on the back of the Jeep – more snow.  WOW – it really did come down in buckets here at the Hotel Thompson, you think?

But then it dawned on mom – the psychic meteorologists said there was ice too out there and to be watchful of driving.  Some even said you may not want to leave the house in fear of the ice.  So knowing mom’s profession, she put on her Inspector Gadget hat and borrowed dad’s magnifying glass.  So let me set the picture my friends of my mom.

Bright and early Saturday morning, wind is blowing, mom is wearing her fuzzy slippers and her bathrobe that covers her from head to toe, Inspector Gadget hat and dad’s magnifying glass walking around the front yard like she is looking for fingerprints on the grass.  That’s when she spots it – the infamous ICE.  Here, I blew the picture up for your convenience so you can see it.  ICE in the south.  No wonder the city shut down!  Snorts with piggy laughter.img_5362


Posted by on 01/25/2016 in Bacon, Hemi and Mouse Girl, Houdini


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44 responses to “The Great Snowmageddon 2016

  1. Kate Crimmins

    01/25/2016 at 1:04 pm

    I have 32″ of the white stuff I will gladly send! That’s hip deep for this girl.

    • Piglove

      01/25/2016 at 2:23 pm

      Nah… I’m good. Really I am. In the words of my infamous niece (two at the time that she said it)… Snow is cold. And the one and only time I went outside in it – it rubbed against my pot belly and other unmentionables. Shivers. You be careful my friend. XOXO – Bacon

      • Kate Crimmins

        01/25/2016 at 2:59 pm

        Do not get it near your unmentionables! They will freeze and fall off!

      • Piglove

        01/25/2016 at 3:07 pm

        Snorts – that’s what daddy tells me all.of.the.time. But then he laughs and says I can’t miss what I don’t remember. Shaking my piggy head – I still don’t get that part. XOXO – Bacon

      • Kate Crimmins

        01/25/2016 at 3:12 pm

        Bad Daddy! double snorts!

  2. franhunne4u

    01/25/2016 at 1:07 pm

    We had a good laugh here, too. All of our snow melted. We saw people panick buying bread over there – and wondered why you need to panick buy bread when you have two and a half day where you cannot buy bread? Not two weeks, just two days …
    I had less possibilities to buy fresh bread during Christmas this year …

    • Piglove

      01/25/2016 at 2:23 pm

      This is the south darling – we CLOSE down everything if we see one solitary snowflake. Yep – nods head. It is that bad here. XOXO – Bacon

      • franhunne4u

        01/25/2016 at 2:52 pm

        Here to … But that one snowflake has gone now …

      • Piglove

        01/25/2016 at 3:06 pm

        Darn. Wasn’t it a blast while it lasted? Snorts with piggy laughter. I think Houdini licked and ate our snowflake. Darn dog – stealing our snow and all. XOXO – Bacon

  3. onespoiledcat

    01/25/2016 at 1:54 pm

    Gosh! Very impressive……….makes our 30 inches of stuff look TAME!

    Hugs, Sammy

    • Piglove

      01/25/2016 at 2:25 pm

      Snorts – I know! Just thankfully I have a full bag of piggy chow and Cheerios or I would have had to sent mom to the store for provisions. XOXO – Bacon

  4. katsrus

    01/25/2016 at 2:25 pm

    Glad you didn’t get it as bad. I am still waiting to see snow at our house.
    Sue B

    • Piglove

      01/25/2016 at 2:27 pm

      Snorts! This is *hopefully* our snow for the year. I’m good now. I have proof in the pictures. Mother Nature can move right along now. XOXO – Bacon

  5. The Canadian Cats

    01/25/2016 at 3:47 pm

    Wow…great balls of snow…you are inundated with the stuff..hehe


    • Piglove

      01/25/2016 at 3:48 pm

      Snorts with piggy laughter – I know! I think Houdini ate the one snow flake that was left over. Bad poochie! XOXO – Bacon

  6. sheilaenglehart

    01/25/2016 at 3:53 pm

    We got a bunch of snow and a couple inches of ice. Last year, we had a snow event that came so fast, we barely got home before the frozen roads stopped everything cold. Almost had a car slide backward into us. Nothing to mess with.

    • Piglove

      01/25/2016 at 4:49 pm

      No it’s not. A couple of years ago here in the south, it was bad. We had a really bad ice event. So bad that cars were literally parked for days on the expressway because they couldn’t move. It was horrid! XOXO – Bacon

  7. Animalcouriers

    01/25/2016 at 4:11 pm

    How long would it have taken to have a snowball fight? 😀

    • Piglove

      01/25/2016 at 4:50 pm

      Snorts – I’m not really sure. I think I will stick to the Hostess Snowball treats – snorts with piggy laughter. They are much yummier anyway. XOXO – Bacon

  8. Saving Sammie

    01/25/2016 at 5:20 pm

    Ah.. To be a southerner! Hope you all are staying warm down there!

    • Piglove

      01/26/2016 at 10:54 am

      We are trying. But you know how us southerners are – we like it cool while we are drinking our Mint Juleps… well that’s what mom says – snorts with piggy laughter. XOXO – Bacon

  9. Cupcake

    01/25/2016 at 5:57 pm

    OMG, B. Your snowmageddon is flat out hilarious! Around here, there was real, live snow 28 inches deep. Since I am 16 inches tall, that was scary. It’s way over my head! Thank goodness for the snow blower and snowplow guys, so at least I can walk around. Otherwise, I would stand on the porch and wait for Mom to carry me!

    Love and licks,

    • Piglove

      01/26/2016 at 10:56 am

      OMP! Cupcake – you should have called me my sweets. I would have waddled through the elements to save you any day from all of this Snowmageddon. XOXO – Bacon

  10. Nylabluesmum

    01/25/2016 at 6:50 pm

    Mew mew mew Unccle Bacon an lady June that bit of snow an ice wood not even bee noticed here….when wee get 5 feet or more then wee shut thee town down….you Southernerss are heelareeuss….may mee send youss’ a cup-pull of feet of snow??? 😉
    ~~head rubsss~~ neffkitty Siddhartha Henry~~

    • Piglove

      01/26/2016 at 10:58 am

      Snorts with piggy laughter my nefkitty. We are the south – what can I say? ONE snowflake and we close businesses and schools down for the day. It’s really funny looking from the outside on us. XOXO – Bacon

  11. Lori Fontanes

    01/25/2016 at 7:11 pm

    So glad you guys made it through the terrifying Jonas! (PS, I had to go out of town and missed the whole thing–timing, as they say, is everything!!!)

    • Piglove

      01/26/2016 at 11:00 am

      Amen to that my friend. Timing is everything! I almost slept through our torturous time. If it wasn’t for mommy opening the front door, I would have. Snorts with piggy laughter. XOXO – Bacon

  12. Charles Huss

    01/25/2016 at 7:21 pm

    How did you survive? I had ice on my truck this morning here in central Florida. I’m sorry your mom had to work. Reminds me of my youth when I worked at Sears north of Chicago, perhaps 1982ish. The temperature dropped to -30 with a wind chill of -80 and I had to go to work. Thankfully my parents were in Florida so I was able to drive my Dad’s Ford Ranger 4×4. The roads looked like a nuclear wasteland with dead cars all over the road. When I got to work, only employees were crazy enough to be there so by 7:00 they closed the store.

    • Piglove

      01/26/2016 at 11:01 am

      Shaking head. It’s awful isn’t it? They didn’t close mom’s work but it really wasn’t that bad that morning/day. It didn’t really start acting up until that night when mom/dad got out of dinner. Then it was shivers for a while. It was rough weekend of surviving the great snow/ice storm. XOXO – Bacon

      • Charles Huss

        01/26/2016 at 1:21 pm

        I’m glad you made it. 🙂

  13. evilsquirrel13

    01/25/2016 at 10:26 pm

    I’m glad Mom found that deadly ice… that certainly justified shutting everything down for a week. Another crisis avoided!

    • Piglove

      01/26/2016 at 11:05 am

      Exactly! The weekend was a shut down from go. We couldn’t believe the people that stayed off the streets. Mom/dad knew first hand because you know they had to venture for food and AYCE pancakes were calling dad’s name. XOXO – Bacon

      • evilsquirrel13

        01/26/2016 at 9:54 pm

        Funny how even snowmageddon can’t close down the food places…

      • Piglove

        01/27/2016 at 10:08 am

        Amen to that and it’s a good thing too… daddy would starve – snorts with piggy laughter. XOXO – Bacon

  14. Reilly-Denny Cowspotdogs

    01/26/2016 at 6:45 am

    typical weather people – they either get it completely wrong or miss the mark entirely 🙂

    • Piglove

      01/26/2016 at 11:07 am

      This is so true. And I tell you – mom/dad love taking bets if they are going to be right/wrong for these Snowmageddons. Snorts with piggy laughter. XOXO – Bacon

  15. easyweimaraner

    01/26/2016 at 7:10 am

    I love that icicle…. it looks like a sign of victory on your car :o) But I hope Mr. Winter goes back to north pole soon to attract the polar bears with that white stuff :o)

    • Piglove

      01/26/2016 at 11:08 am

      Amen to that brother. We don’t like the white stuff or the ice stuff. It just shuts down our town which means mom/dad can’t go out and play. And we all know all work and no play brings out trouble with those two. XOXO – Bacon

  16. lexitheschnauzer

    01/26/2016 at 3:28 pm

    Here in Chattanooga we had the same weather as you. However, it was a perfect excuse for Mom to work from home – she can do that on her laptop. It was a real cheat for me, though, since I couldn’t get my special treats and lunch from Auntie Carrie at work.

    • Piglove

      01/26/2016 at 3:37 pm

      Well that is the pits my friends. If mom is going to work at home, she needs to keep you accustomed to your lifestyle – snorts. If my mom worked from home, she wouldn’t get anything done. I know because I would be in her lap as a lap piggy – snorts 🙂 XOXO – Bacon

  17. gentlestitches

    01/27/2016 at 9:12 pm

    That was too funny. We saw Georgia on the local news at Lorne and heard there was snow. “That is where Bacon lives” I told them. I had the impression the whole of Georgia was under a blanket of snow. I just showed Shane your icycle. “Is that bad?” he asked. He looked confused.” No it isn’t” I said. “The news MIGHT have exaggerated!” LOL!

    • Piglove

      01/28/2016 at 9:36 am

      Snorts with piggy laughter. The news people like to exaggerate. A lot of Georgia in the northern parts of the state did get it bad with snow. The lower part of the state, not so much. However, the winds this one date were HORRID indeed Auntie Sharon. We could hear the winds inside of the Hotel Thompson all day long and it was cold. XOXO – Bacon

  18. Tails Around the Ranch

    01/27/2016 at 10:07 pm

    Tee hee. You folks from the South always make me chuckle when it comes to snow storms. You’d totally freak out if you were in Colorado! ღ

    • Piglove

      01/28/2016 at 9:36 am

      Amen to that! We couldn’t function with more than a couple of snowflakes for sure. XOXO – Bacon


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