Calm before the storm
So I mentioned that on Sunday morning, we got some freezing rain. The surface of the snow didn't turn to ice, bit it did get hard and crusty. Right now, the crusty top layer of snow is about 1/4 to 1/2 inch thick and you can break it off in pieces.
So hubby got home from work yesterday and took Maia outside to play ball. He threw her ball (forgetting about the crusty top of the snow), and the ball isn't heavy enough to break through that crusty layer, and it bounces across the surface of the snow all the way down to the river and...yup, kerplunk - right into the water. Luckily, the dog can't run easily in that crusty snow - she has to leap through it - kind of like a deer. And luckily, too, my husband called her and she actually stopped and waited for him, and didn't run/leap down to the river and jump in after the ball. Hubby always keeps a fishing net down by the river, so he was also able to fish her ball out of the water.
I got a little chuckle out of that!