Benny seems to be saying, "would you please open the damn door!", but in reality, he adores the snow and cold weather, like most Schnauzers (and likewise, despises the heat of summer). We have had a good dump of snow during the last few days, with our ground cover resembling what it normally does this time of the year in the Western U.P. Snow was waist deep in places when I got home from the clinic this evening and getting the RAV4 through it and into the garage took a bit of maneuvering and a bit of backing up with 4WD on lock. My brother is visiting Rauhallinen Farm for the first time in the over three years I have owned her next Friday through the following Wednesday. He wants to snowshoe, photograph, travel to the Apostle Islands area and Duluth, as well as ice fish. Always enjoy company and Benny will get to have a guest too, as he is bringing his salt and pepper schnauzer, Cooper.