Dec 15, 2008

Texas Weather and Santa Paws

It was 75 degrees outside on Sunday. But never fear... as the saying goes in Texas, if you don't like the weather wait 5 minutes. NO KIDDING!

Issued by The National Weather Service
Dallas/Fort Worth, TX
7:06 pm CST, Sun., Dec. 14, 2008
... ABRUPT WIND SHIFT TO THE NORTH AND MUCH COLDER AIR MOVING INTO NORTH TEXAS... 
AN ARCTIC FRONT IS MOVING INTO NORTH TEXAS THIS EVENING WITH MUCH COLDER AIR FILTERING INTO THE REGION. EXPECT AN ABRUPT WIND SHIFT TO THE NORTH AND WIND SPEEDS INCREASING TO 20 TO 30 MPH WITH OCCASIONAL GUSTS TO 45 MPH BEHIND THE FRONT. THE GUSTY WINDS WILL DIMINISH LATER TONIGHT. IN ADDITION TO THE GUSTY WINDS... TEMPERATURES WILL PLUMMET AS MUCH AS 30 DEGREES IN A SHORT PERIOD OF TIME DIRECTLY BEHIND THE FRONT. TEMPERATURES ARE EXPECTED TO BE IN THE 30S ACROSS THE NORTHERN HALF OF NORTH TEXAS BY MIDNIGHT. 

Wait 5 more minutes and this is what you get... ok, so it was longer than 5 minutes but you get the picture.

Issued by The National Weather Service
Dallas/Fort Worth, TX
4:05 pm CST, Mon., Dec. 15, 2008
... WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 AM CST TUESDAY...
AS THE ARCTIC AIRMASS DEEPENS AND TEMPERATURES CONTINUE FALLING TONIGHT... PATCHY... LIGHT FREEZING RAIN WILL OCCUR... OCCASIONALLY MIXING WITH OR CHANGING TO LIGHT SLEET. ACCUMULATIONS OF ICE AND SLEET ARE EXPECTED TO BE LESS THAN ONE TENTH OF AN INCH.
A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY MEANS THAT PERIODS OF WINTER PRECIPITATION MAY CAUSE TRAVEL DIFFICULTIES. PRECIPITATION WILL ACCUMULATE FIRST ON ELEVATED SURFACES SUCH AS BRIDGES AND OVERPASSES. THESE WILL BECOME SLICK AND HAZARDOUS. BE PREPARED TO SLOW DOWN AND USE EXTRA CAUTION... AS TRAVEL DELAYS MAY OCCUR.

 
The beautiful weather allowed us to go to Santa Paws in the Park on Sunday. The event was not as large as I thought it would be. Our wonderful friend Tasha and her Rhodesian Ridgeback Nylah met us there for some play time and a visit with Santa.

 
  
In my mind for the Santa Paws pictures I thought there would be a back drop, a nice chair, maybe a Christmas tree and a real Santa suit.  
  
  
I swear Addie was thinking... who is this guy and what is with his outfit!

 
Please stop choking me Santa. I've been a good girl!
 

We have another location to have Addie's picture taken with Santa.
Stay tuned for Addie's official Santa Paws visit this Friday!

37 Treats:

The FOUR Musketeers said...

Great picture of you & Santa Paws Addie :D

Kim said...

That arctic front has got us too. However, since we are much closer to the arctic, it has been very cold here for a couple of days now. Tonight our temperature is sitting at about -30 degrees celcius ( or about-20 degrees F.) Burrr!
Hopefully the arctic front will not affect you too much. Keep warm and safe!

Amber said...

Poor Nylah being choked by Santa Paws! Maybe he just wasn't paying attention. The caption made my Mom laugh. Neat that you got to see him at least! And very cool that you have a Ridgeback friend like me. ;) Our names are even similar.

Kisses,
Nala

Scottie the 'cutie' said...

Those are very cool photos of you and Santa Paws, Addie! Can't wait to see your other photos...*wink*

Scottie

BCxFour said...

Love the 'santa' pictures! LOL

Thanks for the update on the weather. LOL I am heading down to Austin this week. I was looking forward to mild and warm - a nice change from the frigid single digits we have been having here. *sigh*

I hope it warms up soon!

Erin,Bubbles and Texas said...

Ha we just don't believe anything the weather man says around here...he says Rain we think Sun... :D

Erin - and the dachshunds who are hogging my bed.

Huskee and Hershey said...

OMdoG... did you get any pressies from Santa?? Did he give you any treats?? Love the pictures!

Poopsie Blue said...

What a great idea!
Never heard of a Santa Paws here.

Best wishes, pats & pets
Blue

Painter Pack said...

Oh Addie, you are soooooooo good at picture taking! Great manners!!!

Mya Boo Boo

Maggie and Mitch said...

What a great picture of you and Santa, Addie! We've never met the Big Guy in person!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Pipa said...

Arooooo Addie!
That's not Santa! That's a man-in-red-and-with-a-long-beard... lolololololol it seems like John, my human, dresses himself as Santa in Christmas... nobody believes... BOLL!
Anyway, you and your friend look great on those photos, sweet Addie. And you have such a great sense of humour! :)


Pipa

Three Dogs Long said...

Awww, those are gorgeous, pics Addie!
Wow! I thought we had "changeable" weather in the North east!!

(((hugs)))

Oskar, Schatzi & Xena

Joey said...

Oh Addie, I think you were right to be a little suspicious of that Santa. No North Pole backdrop? No Santa chair? Not even white gloves? Hmm...

Later!
Joey

Domi said...

That's not Santa! Where's his Reindogs and sled? They say the same thing about the weather here in Indiana too. You just never know what it might be.

Woof,
Domi

Clover said...

Hi Addie!
I love those Santa Paws pictures! It is really cold where I live - hope it doesn't get that cold for you!!
Love Clover xo

Amber-Mae said...

I think Santa Paws is a weird looking man but nonetheless, I wanna meet him too!

Butt wiggles,
Solid Gold Dancer

dozersblog said...

Addie it is crazy cold outsides isnt it?? Well you are very brave to be so close to that scary Santa Paws.

Thanks you fer the pakage you sended. I luvved every bit of it!

Yer pal Dozer

Fred said...

This Texas weather drives my Old Girl crazy! Sorry we didn't make it out on Sunday--the pictures are so cute! My Mr. Jason and Old Girl stayed in and played something called Scrabble instead, and I spent my time trying to steal their eggnog. heehee

Chef said...

I love the pictures, Addie, but somehow Santa near a chain-link fence and no snow, a person in shorts - I dunno. It doesn't look like Christmas to me. You should be here where there's lots of snow everywhere and everyone's all bundled up and freezing!! Second thought - I like your weather better. I hope you get all the presents you asked Santa for.
Can't wait to see your new pictures.

Poor Nylah! Hope she's ok.

xox
Chef

Lauren said...

Simon just learned about sleet last night! It was so pleasant for the rest of us!

Hang in there - it's sure to change soon! (We had the A/C up on Sunday!)

Moco said...

We say that about Oregon. the weather changes here pretty fast also.
That Santa could take a lesson from your mom on setting up a set for the pictures. He must have been one of the lesser of Santa's assistants.
We always get a kick out of watching you run at the dog park. That is a nice new friend you have. Happy to see that two of your other friends found homes. We are so lucky to have such good homes ourselves.

BJ Roan said...

It's a balmy 19 degrees here. Love the Santa pics. Can't wait to see the Santa picks.

Lois Lane/Laney said...

Hehe! And I thought the PetSmart Santa looked corny!

Ludo van puppy said...

Is that 'the' santa paws? Or just a people pretending? Did he give you a present?
~lickies, Ludo

Sally said...

Hey Addie you've got a gorgeous Santa, I wanna meet him too! Couldn't you send him right over to Europe pleeeeeeeease?

Nice WUUUH

Sally

Samantha ~ Holly and Zac ~ said...

hehe, love the photo of you looking directly at the Santa man Addie.

I wish we had a Santa paws event over here i could take my two to, i think Holly would probably bark though, she has a thing about bearded men, lol

Rachel said...

Addie - you look great in that photo, but who the heck is that man in the red sweat pants??? Sheesh!

We got your sweet sweet sweet package yesterday and just put up a blog about it. Thank you ladies SOOOO much - you are all too sweet for thinking of us like that. We are so lucky to have you as friends.

daisydog said...

Oh Addie, hey did you sit on his lap and ask him for an unlimited amouts of treats? cuz you can do that you know. Oh, and thats a good picture of you, but uh santa looks like he should do a few sit ups....

Princess Eva and Brice, the Duke of Destruction said...

You need to come north and play with us. We even have a chimney for Santa to come down and leave us lots of presents.


Princess Eva

Mango the Maltese kiddo said...

Oh how lovely!
I want to have a picture with the big guy big beard big belly big red suit too!
Cool pic you have here, Addie!

Dannan and The Girl said...

Oh, we really like the last one of you and "Santa" - after your Mom prettied it all up! BOL!

I have never met Santa Paws. We were supposed to go this year, but SOMEbody forgot!

I'm glad our weather isn't so crazy! It's just ccccccold!

Brown dog kisses,
Dannan

Lorenza said...

Hi, Addie!
The weather here is the same. Hot, cold, hot, cold!
Are you saying that is a fake Santa Paws?? Ha!
Take care
Kisses and hugs
Lorenza

Andra said...

That is fun to see Santa. Liesel got her picture with Santa but she is so tiny you mostly just see Santa!!

The Animal Doctor said...

hahaha, what a funny post Addie. stay tuned for our post on "pay it forward". the secretary scheduled it to publish on friday.

:)

trudis

misskyliem said...

You got closer to Santa Paws then I did!

Licks,
Kylie

JB's Big World said...

Yup, that is the weather we had too. Crazy Texas!
You look like you had fun with Santa Paws!
--JB

Amici said...

Wow! You got to see Santa 2x!! How do I get on that list? I think the 2nd Santa looked a bit more put together but this Santa is nice to meet you outside.

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