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Marley's Winter Wonderland: Photos of my dog in the Snow

Updated on November 1, 2011
My dog Marely loves being out in the snow, especially after record breaking snows last January.
My dog Marely loves being out in the snow, especially after record breaking snows last January. | Source

Marley is my dog, he is a five year old yellow lab but acts like he's two. Marley is definitely a character, I truly believe he thinks he is a human. Marley loves to stay nice and toasty inside, preferring a couch and bed over the floor. Many nights i awake to find his head on my pillow next to mine or to find that he has wrapped himself under one of my blankets. Since he enjoys the warmth and to cuddle, it has always surprised me that he loves Snow! Maybe he just takes after his owner, I do consider myself to be a weather geek. After any snow storm the first thing Marley does is stick his nose in it, it's quite comical. It's also hard to get him when he's out playing in the snow, he loves to catch snowballs, roll around in the snow and run around. Many may disagree with me but when Marley's running around outside in the snow or swimming (his other favorite activity) his personality is amplified and you can see pure happiness in his eyes.

So below are a number of photos I took of Marley from January 2011. Marley isn't a large dog but he isn't a small one either and the amount of snow we received last winter was historic! In many of the pictures you will notice that the snow is pretty deep on Marley and he loved every minute of it! The first photo to the right is Marley climbing over a snow bank on our lower deck, it reminds me of a mountain climber or explorer traversing the frozen landscape, curiosity on his face. The first photo below is Marley waiting in the snow for his cousin (my cousin's dog) to come out and play. Below that are two photos of Marley just chilling out in the snow, like I said before he loves to cuddle inside but put snow down and he'll role around in it. Below that are three photos under the heading "He likes to Play too!" which show Marley running around in the snow. The first is of him jumping out of the snow towards me, I laugh every time i see this photo, his ears flopped open, his facial expression, to me it's priceless. Below that are two more photos of him jumping through the snow and is a true testament to how deep the snow got last January. The next section of photos is priceless. After one of the storms I decided to make a snow dog instead of a snowman. After I was done I introduced the frozen statue to Marley and as you can see the three pictures, his reaction was very comical. At first he just looked at it, then curiosity got the best of him and he investigated. It's almost as if he realized it was snow and looked back at me in that last photo saying "hey look at this". The final photo is one I took of myself and Marley out in the snow. I love that he has a little bit of snow on his face! Marley is a great dog, with a lot of spunk and character.

Marley waiting for his friend/neighbor/cousin at the fence after a snow storm.
Marley waiting for his friend/neighbor/cousin at the fence after a snow storm. | Source
For a dog that needs to cuddle all the time inside he sure loves to lay around in the snow!
For a dog that needs to cuddle all the time inside he sure loves to lay around in the snow! | Source
The snow was so deep last January (2011) Marley, a mid size dog, could lay in it up to his neck!
The snow was so deep last January (2011) Marley, a mid size dog, could lay in it up to his neck! | Source

He Likes to Play too!

Funny photo of Marley jumping out of the snow
Funny photo of Marley jumping out of the snow | Source
Marley hopping around in the deep snow, it was the only way he could get around! (January 2011)
Marley hopping around in the deep snow, it was the only way he could get around! (January 2011) | Source
Marley swimming through the snow (January 2011)
Marley swimming through the snow (January 2011) | Source

Curious Dog?

Marley starring at a snow Dog i made (January 2011)
Marley starring at a snow Dog i made (January 2011) | Source
Marley getting a little closer
Marley getting a little closer | Source
I think he figured it out!
I think he figured it out! | Source
Marley and myself in the snow
Marley and myself in the snow | Source

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    • BWD316 profile imageAUTHOR

      Brian Dooling 

      3 years ago from Connecticut

      peachpurple he is a lucky pup and he loves the snow just as much as he loves the water in the summer. Just the other day he was so excited to jump into the big snow piles in our front yard! It's too cute!

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      peachy 

      3 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      your marley sure enjoys snow very much, lucky pup

    • BWD316 profile imageAUTHOR

      Brian Dooling 

      5 years ago from Connecticut

      Thanks for the comment CraftytotheCore I have to admit Marley is a little spoiled lol. No worries about him getting bored in the summer, his favorite activity from June to September is swimming laps in the pool!

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      CraftytotheCore 

      5 years ago

      Marley is one lucky dog! Love the snow dog! We are on the RI border near Mystic. There is an awesome dog park down this way and dog friendly beaches. Bluff Point has some amazing walking trails. Just in case Marley gets bored waiting for snow!

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      Brian Dooling 

      6 years ago from Connecticut

      Thanks for the comment Simone! yeah he's a great dog with an awesome, yet comical, personality!

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      Simone Haruko Smith 

      6 years ago from San Francisco

      Aaah! Marley looks and sounds like a wonderful dog!! What fun this is!

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      Yvonne Spence 

      6 years ago from UK

      Lovely photos and article. It looks like you both had a lot fun. Our cats also seem to like the snow, one even rolls in it. They go out in short bursts though and then back inside to warm up.

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      Brian Dooling 

      6 years ago from Connecticut

      Thanks Eiddwen for such nice comments, yeah i think i treat him a little too much like a child but as long as he's happy so am I! thanks for the vote up

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      Eiddwen 

      6 years ago from Wales

      I am honoured to be the very first to comment.

      Oh how I love Marley and I can seee that he is your pride and joy!!

      So heart warming to see him having the time of his life in the snow.

      Thank you so much for sharing him with us.

      Beautiful photos and I have to vote up up and away here.

      Enjoy your day.

      Eiddwen.

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