Mom loves snow! Every time she sees snow on the t.v. or computer, she sighs and says how much she loves snow, how she misses snow and positively drools over images of snow. So, loving my Mom so much I wanted to make her happy and give her snow as a little present, especially as the weather has gone hot, very hot for Spring. And I know she's not at all fond of hot weather. Of course, I've never seen snow, so I didn't know exactly what this magical thing was, but who better to ask than my Big Bro Zeus who's actually seen snow. Yes in his well traveled life he's been to the snow fields. Who better to ask as he's always willing to share his vast knowledge with a little puppy? Rhetorical question really. I'm just so lucky to have such a wonderful, experienced Big Bro aren't I. So this morning, while Mom was trying to have a sleep in, I told Zeus how I wanted to surprise Mom and give her snow for a present. He was, I must say, a little perplexed as to how I was going to achieve this after all as he said, snow was white and wet and wasn't something you could buy at the corner store. Apparently in the right climatic conditions it falls from the sky, just like rain. Hum didn't sound like something I would like at all. Wet? Like rain? Really humans are such strange creatures but as I'm a very determined, intelligent and creative young lady, I was absolutely certain I could find a way to give Mom snow. Cuz if Mom liked white wet stuff, then that's what she should have, nothing else would do. I sat down on the sofa and cogitated long and hard. What was wet and white? Then suddenly I realized I was surrounded by things which were white - cushions! Not the covers, but the insides, which I had seen when Mom took off the covers to wash them. How easy would it be to remove the covers and use the insides to create snow? For a creative puppy not hard at all. Though those pesky zips did give me a few seconds difficulty, until I realized that instead of trying to pull them down as I'd seen Mom do, it was far easy to just nip through them, after all they're only plastic, nipping through them was something any self respecting puppy do should be able to do with ease. That done I then started to create my very own surprise for Mom, A Winter Wonderland. Oh I had such fun, I used my paws and teeth to scatter the insides of the cushions all over the lounge room. Must say it did look so pretty and I was so proud of my work that I couldn't resist taking a moment or two, after I'd opened up the first cushion,to race into the bedroom to let Mom know I was creating a very special surprise for her. Of course my eagerness could have upset my entire plan but I was lucky in that Mom was very tired and all she did was to say "Leafy sweetheart I love you" and try to go back to sleep. Naturally her sleepiness enabled me to open up more cushions and scattered my snow right around every where, even some just peeping into the bedroom! Oh and how did I achieve the wet part? Simple, my teeth made all the lovely soft white stuff wet! Perfect wouldn't you say? I was so proud of my efforts and boy was it fun! Don't know why Zeus said I wouldn't like snow, just cuz he wasn't overly fond of it, I think it would be fun, fun, fun to be in snow. Well, maybe pretend snow, because to be perfectly honest I'm not really fond of anything wet especially if I have to walk in it. Can you picture the scene? Gorgeous white fluffy snow all over the lounge. I scattered it on the chairs on the sofa and the floor had a lovely deep coverage. Everywhere you looked was white! It really was a wonderful sight. And as Mom was feeling a little jaded I just knew that would brighten her day. That she'd be thrilled with my efforts. After all, just because I'm a little puppy and not into killing birds and rats to present as a present, doesn't mean I cannot surprise my Mom and give her presents too. I won't name names as to who once gave her a rat as a present, but he did strongly advise me NOT to do that. Apparently Mom's aren't all that fond of dead rats being given to them, makes them feel a bit squeamish. And I do listen and take note of all my Big Bro tells me - ooops I may just have given away who gave Mom a present she didn't really like. But as that was in his younger days, before he grew older and wiser, I guess it doesn't really matter now. Anyway I'd done my homework I knew Mom loved snow, I was on safe grounds with my present, it was exactly what she's always longing for, snow. I just couldn't wait any longer for Mom to wake up, so doing my finest impersonation of the Cannonball Express, I hit Mom right in the tummy area that sure brought her fully awake. "Come quickly I cried," grabbing hold of the corner of the duvet, "Come see the snow field I've created especially for you Mom cuz I love you and wanted to give you a big present". Mom stumbled out of bed and when she saw my present she was so over whelmed all she could say was "Oh Leafy, Leafy"! Yes, I had my moment of glory! And Mom had her snow! Then she started to clean up my snow. I guess it's not easy living in a house full of snow, Zeus did say to me that snow is usually outside not inside. But I was happy because for a short while Mom had her Winter Wonderland. What more could a puppy do to please her Mom than give her what she wanted most - SNOW!!!!!!!!!!!!