Any lover of the movie Dr. Zhivago will recall little Katia exclaiming those words as she, Yuri and Lara arrive at Varykino. In this clip, Chaiyka wakes up from his nap to experience his first snow of the season:
But - this guy is not so impressed:
I am home - back problems that are slowly resolving - but it's been horribly painful - getting out of bed is still the worst. Off work for a week. On top of it all, I am alone with the zoo - Cat Wrangler had to go out west for a couple of weeks to. Yes indeed, bending is quite tricky when feeding cats, cleaning litter etc - but I discovered a few tricks to get the very necessary jobs done. And on this first of the season's snow days, Rascal, Reverend and Ping Pong (not mine) have taken refuge in some comfy spots. I am glad I was at home to let them in!!
Last, but never least, the floofalicious Manitou displays his winter coat: