17 thoughts on “Dashing Through the Snow

  1. allein January 24, 2016 / 1:36 pm

    That face! I wanna pet a cheetah!

  2. Michelle P January 24, 2016 / 1:40 pm

    I’m not big into zoos as I feel most animal enclosures are too small and animals deserve to live free but the one time I visited the local zoo in Abbotsford, BC, Canada, I GOT TO PET A CHEETAH. They had a blind cheetah there so they leash-trained her. She and her handler would visit local schools and what-not and try to educate kids on big cats and their environments. Anyway, they had her out and about on the day I was there.

    She wasn’t nearly as soft as I’d imagined but meeting her was a cool experience nevertheless.

    • allein January 24, 2016 / 1:46 pm

      I’m jealous. 🙂

  3. Mikeyfur January 24, 2016 / 1:45 pm

    Ha! Loved the moment where the two of them were romping and a leaf blows by. The pup immediately gets distracted and goes after it. Such a Lab thing to do.

    • cheshirekittehkat January 24, 2016 / 5:47 pm

      Yes; and other Lab-things they do:
      back yard exploits include: grazing in the just-got-green lawn; eating the beautiful cabbage roses; smuggling rocks into the house for later chewing enjoyment; getting snow all over the just-shoveled walk again; romping in the mud; stealing green or red tomatoes right off the vine and then hiding them; trying to dig a hole under the fence; scaring the living daylights out of the visiting squirrel; rolling in the dirt just after a bath; eating the seed, that was set out for the birds, off the picnic table….. and that does not encompass what they do in the house….!
      (How do I know all this, you might ask: We are now on the fourth Lab puppy that we’ve had thru the years……..;)

      • 6rabbits January 24, 2016 / 9:07 pm

        Well, apparently you are a glutton for punishment!😉

    • Kristin January 24, 2016 / 9:55 pm

      Haha! That was my favorite part, too.
      “Let’s play, let’s play, let’s…ooooh leaf!”

    • Alice Shortcake January 25, 2016 / 5:17 am

      “I’m playing in the snow with my beautiful exotic friend and….OOOOH A DEAD LEAF!!!”

      *off like a bullet*

    • Nora in CT January 25, 2016 / 6:56 am

      LOL–we love Labs and their quirks–my favorite, too, when he saw the leaf, a single, little, lonely leaf, and whoosh!, he was off to catch it! Gotta love them! Also, tho, those giant cheetah mittens are darn cute!

  4. Haha January 24, 2016 / 4:33 pm

    Hubster tells stories from high school (we graduated awhile ago cough, ahem) the local zoo desensitized their cheetah ambassadors by walking them around the field when they had marching band practice. Yep, he got to have cheetahs walked around them during practice. How cool is that!!!

  5. Mr. Max January 24, 2016 / 5:39 pm

    I would so love it if my job description were “Guy Who Romps in Snow with Cheetah and Doggie”. I don’t know what wondrous acts that guy performed in another life to be rewarded with such a great job, but sign me up!

  6. Stephanie January 24, 2016 / 6:04 pm

    I also am ambivalent at best about zoos, but this was a lot of fun to watch. Such happy creatures!

  7. Kar January 24, 2016 / 6:40 pm

    That ain’t a snow leopard there. Kind of want to put a sweater on that cheetah.

  8. Faye January 24, 2016 / 7:33 pm

    Don’t see that everyday. I enjoyed seeing the friendship between such different animals.

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