The Chronicles of Hermione Granger Reed

This blog is devoted to my puppy dog Hermione, chronicling all developments in her life, humorous, trying and otherwise.

Tuesday, March 21, 2006

Snow Day

I think that today is the first day Hermione has encountered snow (or, rather, the first day she has encountered it as Hermione, since who knows what she knew or saw as Cassie, skinny pound puppy forced to live in Indiana). She seems to have an intuitive grasp of the relationship between snow and play (or an intuitive grasp of the concept of a "snow day"), since the first thing she did when I let her out was drop into the play position. Okay, actually the first thing she did was eat some snow, but then she went into the play position and subsequently ran around like crazy.

She's now fast asleep in her dog bed--tuckered out from chasing snow around. Little does she know that once the snow stops, she's going to have to go to the Vet to get her ear infection looked at--or, rather, get the ear-infection-that-will-not-die looked at, since she's already been treated for it for two weeks, but is still waking me up every morning at 4 AM with an hour of non-stop scratching. Poor thing has managed to scratch the inside of her ears raw, and has a bald patch on her right ear from where she's torn it to shreds. I must say, it seems odd to me that an ear infection is so difficult to root out, but who am I to talk, since I've managed to stay ill for the last four weeks. My working theory is that her ear infection is a sympathy illness (or that my lung infection is): either way, the two of us really are totally sympatico.


Blogger ReasonablySure said...

Dear Hermione's Mom,

by my calculations, if H woke you up with an hour of nonstop scratching, and you posted at 5:15 am (I didn't even know there was an am version of 5 o'clock), she never goes back to sleep after her ear hurts her. That's not so great for your illness. Maybe you can sneak up on her while she is sleeping and start scratching *your* ear, or your lung, whatever feels right, and then when she looks at you groggily, you can run outside and play in the snow. Just so you know, I am not a professional dog trainer. I'm just using my own inner wisdom.

8:59 AM  
Blogger Hermione's Mom said...

Actually, the only good thing about the ear-scratch hour is that it is followed by comforting cuddle time, involving me hugging her while we both get another hour of sleep. Awwww.....

9:22 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Woo-hoo! The Hermie blog is up and running!

She looks so cute with the snow on her that I think you should just keep some fake snow around the house and give her a light dusting every morning.

9:59 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


continuing the calculations, I see that the comment I just posted was logged at 9:59 AM, which means that this blog is set to Pacific time. So there's does seem to have been an extra couple hours of sleep in there somewhere. Or maybe they were playing in the snow for two hours before blogging.

10:02 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Any rabbits in that snow?

5:07 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Man, how sad is this? I need another Hermione post. What is she doing? What vegetable is her arch nemesis today?

7:50 AM  

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