Earthfire Stories

Tag: Snow
Young wolf standing against the backdrop of the blue sky
Slow and Steady Wins the Race

There are just as many personality differences in animals as there are in people, a concept that becomes more evident to me each time I do my daily rounds. While...

White German Shepherd Dog laying in the middle of a cross-country ski single track

In my personal opinion, it is entirely unnecessary extra exercise to have to cross country ski in deep snow with an 81.4 pound white German shepherd attaching himself to the...

Snowy road lined with snow-covered pine trees

It was so beautiful. I was driving a friend over a wintry mountain pass to make a doctor’s appointment. We started out in a snowstorm predicted to become worse, but...

Bobcat walking through deep snow

Winter and an aging bobcat with arthritis? Not a great mix. Better the Bobcat has been ailing for some time. We’ve been trying to figure out what mix of supplements,...

Black Bear resting behind a large rock

Huckleberry Bear Bear is quite elderly now, so foolishly, we trusted him. We wash the bear enclosures with a powerful hose, which is an object of great interest for the...

Grizzly bear in an enclosure

It is late February. It is cold and blizzarding. Will someone please explain to me why Teton Totem decided to rouse himself now, of all times? I rush to the...

Sparrow in hand

It’s been snowing and snowing here—a welcome event as that is a normal winter for us. It is what life is adapted to here. Snow insulates the ground and the...

A tree with red berries covered in snow

It snowed the other day, a heavy early snow. Too soon! That was the consensus of man and mouse; woman and chicken. I was looking out at the gloomy day...

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