Bud, amusing Big with his show of strength as he crushes chunks of icy snow in his fist:
Brushing snow off Big's jacket:
Big, in his cumbersome snow gear, kept getting stuck in "downward-facing dog" (at first, trying to help him up by the arms, I kept bonking him in the head with my camera, so I started just grabbing him one handed by the back of his jacket):
Finally, exhausted, Big stopped trying to get up on his own. Here, he is sitting and chanting, "Up, up, UP!":
With encouragement, Big managed to get up on his own-- without getting stuck in "downward-facing dog". Hooray! He is so proud of himself:
We had a lot of fun. They wanted to stay out for longer, but I was getting kind of bored just standing on hard snow. Plus, my toes were cold (I don't have any boots, okay?!). I am such a party pooper!