When my constant companion, Griff, an eight year old Golden Retreiver, and I moved from California to Missouri, he had never seen snow. One morning an unseasonally early storm dumped massive amounts of snow overnight. As soon as the streets were cleared I took Griff for his usual ride to the park for a walk.
When we arrived at his favorite spot, the park was, from his point of view, gone! I hadn't known that a dog's face could show expressions such as bewilderment, but his did.
Cautiously he dismounted from the van and stepped gingerly into the cold stuff. In a matter of seconds he changed from bewilderment to sheer joy.
He rolled on the ground and made strange shaped snow angels. He ran down a slope, kicking snow in front of him, and then chased the snowslide he started. He ran to the "squirrel tree" and looked for squirrels to chase, but they were busy hibernating.
We had many delightful snow adventures that winter, but that was the most fun.
Extra credit: The "first dog" Barney has his own website. They were playing Sleigh ride and that reminded me to make this entry about Winter. Other Winter favorites are Winter Wonderland and Baby It's Cold Outside.