Snowpocalypse, 2013!

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There really isn’t anything better in this world than American media covering an impending blizzard. Seriously, in the two days leading up to Nemo’s arrival here in the Northeast, The Weather Channel was in such a snow panic that they resorted to CAPSLOCKED WEATHER WARNINGS all over its homepage! They predicted historical snow accumulations (18-24 inches of snow in NYC and over 3-feet in Boston) and wind gusts near hurricane levels with their plethora of weather maps, radars and mountain graphics! Now you all know that I love a giant, totally unnecessary, public panic session! It’s the only reasonable way to obligate people to run out to their local Home Depot to get into a fist fight with other customers over the last shovel and a bag of rock salt! Oh, so you’re not a home owner with a long-ass driveway or a car owner and therefore could care less about shovels, rock salt and sand? well wipe that smug look off your face because you’ve got long bread, milk and egg lines to deal with at the damn grocery store—that’s the very next thing the media obligates you to go out and get. Like my friend Tova so eloquently put it on Facebook during the storm, “why do people feel the need to run out and get eggs, milk and bread during a fucking snow storm? it’s like the collective population being affected needs to make French toast in order to survive.” See, at the Biscuit household, we only needed one food item to weather out the storm: 10 bags of UTZ potato chips—assorted flavors! That’s right, while everyone was out scouring empty bread shelves, literally strip-searching bakers leaving their long shifts for a crumb, I was planning my own sodium Nor’easter up at the Pug Palace! Sometimes we New Yorkers can get cocky when it comes to food and a storm. How could we not when almost all of us live within a 1 to 3 block radius of a 24-hour bodega that will always stay open no matter how dangerous the storm may be! Ok, I may be exaggerating a bit because I did eventually go grocery shopping at Trader Joe’s on 72nd Street and Broadway and let me tell you, those people had their shit together! I was in and out very swiftly. They allowed just one shopping cart per person! I didn’t even need one, I simply used my shopping/laundry cart that I brought with me in the store—I know, I’m such an old lady! There were no empty bread or dairy shelves like the looping video footage on TV of every other grocery store in the Northeast. The place was packed, the shelves were stocked and if they emptied out, they were refilled rapidly! My only complaint was that my cashier had no clue how to pack groceries in my bags. I literally ripped that task out of her hands and she watched on as I worked my spacial relations skills with 130-bucks worth of groceries, 5 canvas bags and a
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So Friday night, it snowed and it snowed . . . and then it snowed some more! We plowed through those 10 bags of UTZ potato chips before eating dinner and then fell asleep in front of the TV watching Judge Judy with Mamma Biscuit snoring like a piglet by our side. We woke up on Saturday morning to a 16” winter wonderland that practically begged us to go out and play in it. So that’s what we did! Now I know I just posted about our last snowfall that yielded a paltry 2 inches of snow but you’re getting more of the same thing! So here’s Mamma Biscuit trucking through 16” of snow like a mini 4-wheel-drive car with chains on the tires! The landscape of Fort Tryon Park is just so breathtaking and everyone was out, walking their dogs, cross country skiing or sledding down the many hills of the park! We met up with a beautiful dog named Sadie and our pug friends Bruce and Butter Cup who live around the block from us! It was a very cold but fun-filled experience! So without further adieu, the Snowpocalypse Nemo of 2013 in photographs!

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We love Mamma Biscuit!

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Me and the Biscuit Lady sharing a winter moment!

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Heading towards Bette Midler’s New Leaf Restaurant and Bar!

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Mamma Biscuit on the run!

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She got stuck along the way!

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Back on track!

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The beautiful and sweet Sadie!

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Bruce and Buttercup alongside Mamma Biscuit doing what pugs do best, sniffing urine! Urine, it truly brings all dogs together!

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It really is a marshmallow world in the Winter! Good luck digging out and stay warm!

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23 Responses to Snowpocalypse, 2013!

  1. Steve & Milo in Miami says:

    Dearest Biscuits,

    We love that blue coat on Mamma B! In that color you won’t lose her in the snow. Quite the smart collar and epaulets!

    Your landscape photos are stunningly beautiful, Ansel Adams quality!

    As a former Bostonian I have fond memories of blizzards in the city I loved how quiet and clean the city becomes, and that white covering is just beautiful. I do not miss the cold and the mess that pretty blanket of white becomes the next day.

    Living in Miami we are no strangers to giant, totally unnecessary, public panic sessions. Here we brawl over the last sheet of plywood at Home Depot, which is ineffective wind protection, and the last of the bottled water at the grocery, though our tap water is perfectly tasty.

    I’m sorry that the weather powers-that-be have decreed that winter storms must now be personalized with human names like hurricanes. It just seems so silly to me! I prefer snowmageddon.

    One of the most enjoyable aspects of living in Miami is sending pictures of a lovely winter day here to folks up north who are suffering cold and snow. Since you have suffered both in epic proportions please allow me the pleasure of sharing a few pictures of how Milo and I spent Saturday morning poolside taking the winter sun while you were accumulating your second foot of snow. We will send then via email. Feel free to share the pics, Milo loves the attention. Steve, being a gentleman of a certain age, no longer permits shirtless photos to be taken.

    fondly, Steve & Milo

    • The Biscuits says:

      Dear Steve and Milo,

      Thanks so much for the lovely comment and for the compliments on our photos! It was a truly magical experience walking through that much snow here in NYC despite the frigid temperatures. We love Mamma’s cobolt blue pea coat too. It’s so chic and you’re right, so very visible as she practically pops out from the white snow surrounding her! If you want to see more of this fabulous coat, check out a post I did last year with Mamma Biscuit visiting the Andy Warhol Monument in Union Square, link enclosed below:

      http://www.mammabiscuit.com/2012/02/01/mammas-factory-nyc/

      The people who put up that monument loved Mamma Biscuit too and picked her photos up and posted them on their tumblr account!

      No matter where we live and what type of storm it may be (blizzard or a tropical hurricane) there sure isn’t a lack of totally unnecessary public panic! We bicker and fight over shovels and rock salt, you guys fight over a sheet of plywood LOL it’s all hysterical! I would love to see photos of you and Milo lounging at the beach on any given “Winter” day in Miami! I’ll keep a look out for them! In the meanwhile, Mamma Biscuit and I will be watching our Golden Girls on DVD to simulate the Miami experience we so desperately need! I’m looking foward to seeing Milo in Miami (LOL I feel like that should be the name of a mini series)

      Pug hugs and kisses from Mamma and family!
      xo

      • Steve & Milo in Miami says:

        Dearest Biscuits,
        Thanks for sharing the link to Mamma at the Warhol Monument. Her cobalt coat is striking against the silver statue. So sad it was a temporary display. Warhol is truly a NYC icon who should be celebrated.
        I have to say that Mamma B in the blue wiglet with the cobalt coat at P Fields is breathtaking!
        Milo in Miami has potential. My sister has suggested a card series of Milo in various Miami locations. It could happen, though Milo is much less tolerant of outfits and accessories than Momma B.
        BTW, my sister Cheryl, who lives in NH, is the proud guardian of a Curly Tail Pug Rescue, the lovely Lucy. They introduced me to the Biscuit Blog, which has given me great pleasure. It is clever & heartwarming. You are so lucking to have found each other. I look forward to your continued adventures!
        best,
        Steve & Milo

        • The Biscuits says:

          Milo is so adogable in his sunglasses hanging out poolside in Miami—how glamorous LOL We too were so upset that the Andy Warhol silver statue was just a temporary thing! I felt like that just needed to be there forever but I’m also glad we at least got to see it and photograph our Biscuit Lady hanging out on it! That’s so amazing that your sister Cheryl has a rescue pug from Curly Tail! I’ll have to look Lucy up on their web site, I’m sure she is so sweet! We love hearing from our readers such as yourself and we strive to share Mamma’s story and adventure as a geriatric pug living out her golden years with her dads here in NYC as best as we can! Stay tuned, we’ve got a cute Valentine’s Day post coming up that you won’t want to miss! In the meanwhile, give Milo a squeeze from Mamma Biscuit and family and work on those cards of Milo in various Miami locations—judging by your poolside photos, I would buy a set of cards! ;-)
          xo
          The Biscuits!

          • Steve & Milo in Miami says:

            Dearest Biscuits
            There is a picture of Cheryl & Lucy on the Curly Tail web page, down towards the bottom. Lucy is adorable of course, and Cheryl looks soooo happy. I know Lucy brings her great joy. The Biscuit family picture is lovely too!
            fondly, Steve & Milo

  2. Funaek says:

    Love the winter wonderland photos and Mamma Biscuit’s blue coat (it pops with all the snow in the background)! Hope you guys are all staying warm and safe!

    • The Biscuits says:

      It truly was a Winter Wonderland, and Mamma Biscuit had quite a task of prancing through 16″ of snow! Hey, at least she looked chic in her cobolt blue pea coat while she was doing it! LOL
      xoxo

  3. Mamma is easily the best dressed doggie in all the photos. Stay warm, cosy and safe Biscuit family! xx

  4. Courtney says:

    Mamma is a winter snow diva in her little coat prancing through the snow!! I love seeing all the pictures – we hardly ever get real snow down in VA, so I’m living vicariously through your snowmageddon up there!! Stay warm and enjoy your Utz binge!

    • The Biscuits says:

      Thank you Courtney! Today it is raining here in NYC and has turned the Winter loveliness that you see in these photographs into a Winter slop! We totes enjoyed our Utz potato chip binge LOL and glad that we had a chance to run out and frolic in the snow with our little gremlin!
      xo

  5. Candy says:

    MB in blue! She’s a vision in the snow. There are so many curly tails in the last pics, I love it! How does MB like the snow? Seems like she’s having fun!

  6. Jana says:

    Ah, the pristine whiteness before it turns into a shitty, sludge fest! Makes me miss those first few hours…same for my furry kids.

    • The Biscuits says:

      I agree Jana! Today it is raining here in NYC and it has turned our beautiful Winter wonderland into a Winter SLOP! Hey, at least it will melt the snow faster so that people with cars can actually park on the side of the road!
      ;-)

  7. Suzy says:

    Your lovely blue sweater is stunning against the white backdrop of 16″ of snow. My pug hates the snow so stay warm & eat more potato chips! If you can find them at the store, that is, lol :)

    • The Biscuits says:

      Thanks for the comment Suzy! I’m happy to report that we have about 3″ of snow left on the ground! It rained all day on Monday and turned all of the beautiful white stuff you see in these photographs into a disgusting Winter slop—and Mamma does not like anything messy LOL she’s exactly like your pug who generally hates snow when it comes to wet, slushy stuff! Unfortunately, we’re expecting another system to come through this evening and dump another 3″ of snow! I think Mamma Biscuit and family are OVER Winter at this point! Stay warm as well!
      xo

  8. Patty says:

    Mamma is just tooo cute in her pretty blue coat! I really like the photos of her just plowing through the snow like it doesn’t even phase a diva like her! xoxo Patty

    • The Biscuits says:

      LOL Patty! I actually took some video of her plowing down hill through all of that snow! I’ll try and upload some video of our little gremlin at some point for all of you loyal fans! More snow is on the way this evening . . . 3″ to be exact!
      Ughh
      xo

  9. bfish says:

    Fantastic photos — I agree with the commenter who compared them to Ansel Adams. I guess — said VERY reluctantly — there’s something to be said for a big snow.

    Come on, urine sniffing? Let’s call out what it really is — butt sniffing, a favorite Pug pastime!

    Re: your comment about Mamma trucking through the snow like a four- wheel drive — we named our dearly departed Pug patriarch Jeep because of the way he powered through puddles when he was a puppy. (He was a world-class butt sniffer too, surprising many a larger dog not expecting a powerful “nudge from behind” from a snorting flat-faced gremlin.)

    • The Biscuits says:

      LOL Butt sniffing, urine sniffing, it’s all the same with these pugs! I love how you named your dearly departed pug Jeep LOL It’s been my experience that every single pug I’ve come across has a fiesty, clumsy gait! I’m glad you love the photos and I agree, there is something a bit Ansel Adams about them! When I look at this post, I can’t believe that so much snow was on the ground just several weeks prior! xoxo

  10. Lizzie says:

    Biscuits! Mamma is ROCKING that cape! Love from England xxx

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