April Fool’s Day: No more snow

The kitties and human at the Paws’ household have had enough of winter. April Fool’s Day kindly delivered another 4 inches of snow. Was that nature’s practical joke on us? That’s in addition to four-feet of snow in one-week during February, and a blizzard in March. We’ve had more snow this year than forever.

Today, we’re sharing our April Fool’s Day, not so fun weather practical joke, with our friends participating in this Sunday’s Selfie Blog Hop, kindly sponsored by The Cat on My Head. We sure hope our friends are having lots of sunshine, and spring has sprung.

Sunday Selfie Blog Hop
This Sunday Selfies Blog Hop is being hosted by Cat on My Head
Siamese Cat Linus watches the snow pile up from the livingroom couch.
Siamese Cat Linus watches the snow pile up from the living room couch. This photo was taken a few years ago, but it tells the story of 2017. The snow is still up to our kitchen window? Will spring ever come?
Paws sees snow for first time.
Paws sees snow for first time, but too much this year to let him stick a paw outside.
It is safer for kitty to be inside in winter.
It is safer for kitty to be inside in winter. This community cat braves the elements.

The kitties are still confined to inside, and going out to the mud room to dream of getting onto the deck, which now is covered with two-feet of snow. We’re dreaming of crocuses and sun, green grass and flowers, and being able to romp around the ground while our human does her lawn work.

We usually enjoy winter cause it gives us a break to write, blog and catch up, but this winter – well, we’ve been shoveling a lot of snow. Well, kitties actually haven’t been. They’ve been watching their human do it all. At this point, we are fed up with this weather, and guess what, we’ve got freezing drizzle coming for next week.

Last year, on April 2, we had crocuses coming up. We’ve even got photos to prove it. This year, we’ll be lucky if we see crocuses coming up for Memorial Day?

Crocuses in full bloom, a sure sign of Spring.
Crocuses in full bloom, a sure sign of Spring. This was in 2016, not 2017. We’ll be luck to see crocuses by Memorial Day. April is feeling like winter, not spring.

We wonder, is this a throwback to the winters of yesteryear. It reminds us of winters when I was growing up. Of course, the current kitties weren’t around then.

We’ve often thought about my Mom’s story of a fav kitty her Mom lost one night many moons ago. The kitty was insistent upon going out in a huge snowstorm – never heard from again. She thought she would just go out to the barn, and be safe. She was wrong. She never saw that cat again. And just like people, we never forget them. Thinking of that, we didn’t let the Paws’ cats even stick a paw out into the elements this winter.

Has spring sprung where you are, or is old-man winter keeping you in his clutches for another month? How are you kitties doing this winter? Are they getting winder drool-drums and acting out cause they’re bored? Please weigh in and share your comments.



  1. We seldom have that sot of snow in UK, maybe once in ten years or twenty even dependant which part. We do get lots of rain these days so it is oft a grey place to live, especially in winter.
    Hope you all see spring, and those crocuses, very soon.
    Purrs, Erin