March 16, 2013

"If I had a St. Bernard, I'd get a home snow-maker, and all summer long..."

"... I'd make just that much snow out on the deck," said Meade this morning.

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So I took this picture of Abby, the dog that is not our dog.

65 comments:

wyo sis said...

That's a pretty good idea. I'd like just that much snow all summer myself.
And a similar amount of summer all winter long.

Original Mike said...

A home snow-maker? Where does one buy that? (and, no, the althouse portal is not an acceptable answer.)

Ann Althouse said...

Couldn't see anything at Amazon, but I found this:

http://www.snowathome.com

jacksonjay said...


What does he mean "IF I had a St. Bernard?"

Pogo said...
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Pogo said...

If I had a St. Bernard,
I'd snow in the mo-o-orning,
I'd snow in the ee-evening,
All over the de-eck.

Original Mike said...

http://www.snowathome.com

I love capitalism.

bpm4532 said...

They love to swim. Start lobbying for that backyard pool.

pm317 said...
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sydney said...

My, that puppy is growing fast.

Hagar said...

Needs a small barrel of Courvoisier VSOP hanging from her collar.

chrisnavin.com said...

It looks like there's a regular dog under there wearing a St. Bernard suit.

Jaske said...

DIY snowmaker.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QNnjEZKnRl8

Mitchell the Bat said...

Much time passed as I sat and tried to think of a good enough comment to post but after a while it occurred to me that I should go give my elderly dog a hug.

SOJO said...

She looks like a girl. I assume "Abby" means she is?

Surfed said...

Dogs are pack animals. While she may not "belong" to you in an ownership sense of the word, you certainly belong to her. You are a part of her pack...and thus her family. She will always know, remember, and love you...forever.

edutcher said...

She's your dog.

You roll on the floor and play with her as if she was a granddaughter.

PS Maybe what you need is a big snow cone maker.

kentuckyliz said...

Abby loves her auntie Annie.

I suspect she may adopt herself to you.

You're even mentally preparing for this eventuality...planning the year round snowpack to make her happy.

Lem said...

Speaking of what is on the menu.

Between Obama and North Korea... that picture is a meal.

NotquiteunBuckley said...

It's a dog-eat-dog world.

Perhaps Pope Benedict resigned so it doesn't become more of a human-eat-dog world?

Jim Treacher couldn't be reached for comment, although I'm a lazy non-try-to-reacher in this instance (yet I use history as a lowly-light shaky yet comforting enough guide) and hence feel almost worthy of braggadocio in saying They Don't Pay Treacher Enough To Work On Saturday.

kentuckyliz said...

sometimes when I want a boost on my happy meter, I click the dogs tag (LOL!!!) and review the archive of dog related pics, vids, and articles.

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Chip Ahoy said...

"Say there, how come you got 10 professional sno cone makers out here?"

"The dog."

NotquiteunBuckley said...

"Perhaps Pope Benedict resigned so it doesn't become more of a human-eat-dog world?"

This sentiment, while not making much sense in any substantive manner, does indeed teach me the difference between the sentence as written and the sentence that it would have been without the ?.

I don't know what, if anything, the Pope has to do with Obama, so using a question mark when making a statement that could 'just as well' have used a period is expressing a similar view, but missing a small, yet pertinent, level of precision.

My expertise, were it as, is missing details both small and big.

Details aren't small unless we make them.

Steve Uhr said...

Just curious -- why not get a dog of your very own?

edutcher said...

Road trips?

betamax3000 said...

Snow-Maker Robot says:

My programming is to make Snow. It is What I Do. I cannot Not make Snow.

betamax3000 said...

I can make Powdery Snow and Crunchy Snow. My Snow is Non-Toxic and Safe for Dogs and Children above Three Years of Age.

betamax3000 said...

I have No Understanding of Right and Wrong, only Snow or No Snow.

betamax3000 said...

I can make Snow that you can Use against your Enemies. I can Make Snow Inside their Motor Vehicle, for instance. I place no Judgment, just Snow.

betamax3000 said...

I can make a Six Foot Wall of Snow immediately against the Entrance to their Home Unit in less than Five Minutes. Hard, Crunchy Snow.

betamax3000 said...

I can Snow on their Parade.

betamax3000 said...

I can Follow them Everywhere and leave a trail of Unrelenting Snow behind Them, always. It would be Unnerving.

betamax3000 said...

I can project a Concentrated Jet of Snow at Great Velocity. It could Knock Down Troublesome Neighborhood Teenagers.

betamax3000 said...

I am not equipped with Snow Lasers; that would be a satisfying Upgrade.

betamax3000 said...

I do Not make Ice: that is a separate Robot Unit. There are Boundaries.

betamax3000 said...

I can Make Snow Faster than the Snow-Shovelling Robot can remove it. I do Not Feel pride: I am a Robot.

betamax3000 said...

If I were Human I would want a Cape.

betamax3000 said...

My Snow Portal is Self-Cleaning.

NotquiteunBuckley said...

I know persons more than just well within 60 miles of our host that have extensive experience in home snow-making.

The thing is the water doesn't cost you much, it's the electricity.

Well, if you're on a well.

betamax3000 said...

In Kenya an earlier Make of Snow-Maker Robot was revered as a God.

betamax3000 said...

Slaughtered Goats were laid at its Base assembly.

betamax3000 said...

Opposing Tribes feared the Fierce Snow God.

betamax3000 said...

Fierce Snow God would rain Snow for Weeks on End on Opposing Villages. Fierce Snow God would be Unrelenting.

betamax3000 said...

Fierce Snow God has no need for Sacrifices. The tanned and painted hyena hides hung around its Neck Unit mean Nothing.

betamax3000 said...

Snow-Maker Robot does not feel Jealousy of Fierce Snow God Robot. Jealousy is not part of Snow maker Robot's Programming.

betamax3000 said...

Snow-Maker Robot just wants to be Used. It has no need for tanned and painted hyena hides. It is content with Industrial Yellow Coating.

betamax3000 said...

Note that Snow-Maker Robot would not object to tanned and painted hyena hides: it is just not necessary for Function.

betamax3000 said...

As long as the Snow Portal is Unobstructed the Snow Maker Robot would wear the tanned and painted hyena hides, and also the necklaces made of Bone and Human Ears.

betamax3000 said...

The necklaces made of Bone and Human Ears would lightly clatter and pat against the Snow Maker Robot's Metal Housing.

betamax3000 said...

The Toggle Switch between Snow-Making and Acid-Streaming Functions has been upgraded: there is now a Small Plastic Cover to avoid Incidents.

betamax3000 said...

Beneath the Toggle Switch between Snow-Making and Acid-Streaming Functions a Warning label has been affixed.

The Warning label is in English and German.

There are still Incidents in France.

betamax3000 said...

The Acid-Streaming Function was added so that Snow could be removed to make room for more Snow Making. It is a Government Requirement.

betamax3000 said...

Snow-Maker Robot bears No Responsibility for the Positioning of the Toggle Switch.

betamax3000 said...

Snow-Maker Robot can be easily programmed to Fight Crime.

betamax3000 said...

The Ears of vanquished Criminals could be strung around the Neck Unit of the Snow Maker Robot.

betamax3000 said...

Snow-Maker Robot can also be programmed to provide Crowd Control.

Snow-Maker Robot makes No Judgment on the Crowd to be Controlled.

betamax3000 said...

Felons are not legally allowed to possess Snow-Maker Robots.

A Snow-Maker Robot cannot be Purchased without a Background Check.

betamax3000 said...

Snow-Maker Robot does not understand Social Justice. Snow is Snow.

betamax3000 said...

In retrospect, Snow-Maker Robot may not be what Meade had in mind.

madAsHell said...

that is not our dog

Soooo....Meade is wearing down the resistance.

I dunno. I should keep my mouth shut...

Smilin' Jack said...

Not to be a wet blanket, but snow makers do not work in the summer.

Bob W. said...

That is a really cute puppy! I have a one year old Newfoundland who went through the same stage as this Saint Bernard. She weighs about 105LBS now, but she is still a lovable dog.

Rusty said...

betamax3000 said...
I can make Snow that you can Use against your Enemies. I can Make Snow Inside their Motor Vehicle, for instance. I place no Judgment, just Snow.

It's easy.

when the dew point is close to the freezing point, turn on the air conditioner in your car.

kentuckyliz said...

I would like to set a timer so that the snowmaker blankets my region in snow in the overnight, so that at 6 a.m., I get a text saying we're on snow schedule and report to work by 10 a.m.

It would be great to do this for those days when you know you'll want to sleep in.