Tuesday, December 17, 2013


First we have to tell you our current card count:  Us 63 -  Pawrents 5

They were going too far down the door so mom started putting them on the banister.

Now, we have to tell you more about our air.  We explained yesterday what an air inversion was and how they happen.  This picture was taken from the end of our driveway.  We live above the worst of the pollution but when we drive down the street we are in the thick of it..

This is straight across the street from our house.  You can see that the mountain looks a bit foggy near the bottom, that is air pollution from the inversion.  Because our pawrents needed to run 13 miles yesterday they had to drive to the other side of this mountain where the air was clean.

Luckily, we live right by the pass so it only takes 20 minutes to drive to the other side of the mountain.  That is also where our pawrents go cross country skiing.  These next pictures were taken after they did their run and they were coming back from the "clean side" of the mountain to our dirty side.  This is the road that winds up the mountain.

After reaching the top and starting to descend down the other side you can easily see the inversion has trapped the pollution.

It hovers over the whole city.  Actually, this is a huge inversion covering multiple counties, most of the northern part of our state.

See the mountains in the distance that are peaking out of the pollution?

You can see that the pollution isn't as thick by our house (that is the same mountain as the one we showed you across the street from our house).  But it is still very bad. (In case you are wondering, Goose and Bert are under the thick of it.)

Now the weather forecasters are saying the storm that is coming on Thursday is falling apart and not going to be strong enough to blow out the air that is trapped by the inversion and mountains.  We sure hope they are wrong!  Now when we complain about an air inversion you will know what it means.  This will happen off and on through the winter months.

NOTICE - Please note the addition of our dear furiend Rory to our POTP page.

Murphy & Stanley


Hailey and Zaphod and their Lady said...

We are so glad your people don't run in that. Hope it goes away soon! Lee and Phod

Unknown said...

We have our paws crossed for you that the storm is just right to clear the air.
Have a terrific Tuesday.
Best wishes Molly

stellaroselong said...

WE hopes that clears up real soon, and your parents can get back on their running and walking schedules....
stella rose

Mollie said...

Dood's we are all behind, what did Taffy say about Sarges ball ???? OMD that is awful for you guys, we hope it clears up real soon. xxoxxx

Mollie and Alfie

Frankie Furter and Ernie said...

We can't believe we are saying this... butt we HOPE you get a BIG WINDY STORM that will drive the bad stuffs away.

We are SO sorry that Bert and Goose (and even Allred, although he SCARES us) are trapped under that bad stuffs. Paws Crossed that they get FRESH AIR... SOON.
Your pictures are just Fabulous... they really helped us to understand what is going on there.

Two French Bulldogs said...

It looks beautiful. We had some weird fog monster here too

Bella Roxy & Macdui said...

They NEEDED to run 13 miles???!!! We would have used the inversion for a sleep in! BOL!

Very interesting, we've never heard of those.

XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy

Lucy-Fur, as typed by Dr. Liz said...

Our Mom tries to hold her breath from the East Canyon exit going down Parley's until she reaches the same exit on the way home! It's awful. But at our house (in the clean, warm air) it was 45 yesterday. Which means the snow is melting, but the White Pine track is still skiable - just some thin spots.

*kissey face*
-Fiona and Abby the Hippobottomus

Cowspotdog said...

Giant fans....that is what is needed....or put the town under a dome :)

Misaki @ misadventuresofMisaki said...

Hope that storm sorts out the inversion problem, never heard of that before

Katie http://myminipetpig.com/ said...

Wow, we never heard of this. That sounds very frustrating! I hope it's worked out soon. That's an impressive collection of cards!

Unknown said...

We're hoping it goes away soon!! It must be super annoying to have to drive over the mountain before going for a run!!!
Love Milo :)

My Mind's Eye said...

WTG on the card count!!! MOL you ran out of room on your door. Too funny
Thank you for telling us about Rory...we went over to leave a prayer for him on his blog.
Hugs Madi your BFFF
PS we hope that nasty smog leaves soon.

Ruby said...

Oh, that happens here too! The whole valley gets this yucky haze...right now we are in our (record) 10th day of 'Spare the Air' which mean no burning of wood or wood products. It is just awful right now! I hopes yours clears up soon!
And, OMD, lookie at your card count!!!! BOL You Doods are just smashin' them!! hehehe
Ruby ♥
pees: headin' over to Rory's...thanks for lettin' us know!

NanaNor's said...

Hi there, I had no idea you had such a heavy inversion layer. We sometimes see some from up north but nothing like what you have. When we lived in Ca. we had it though. Glad the storm fell apart; our days are just getting nice. I am going to POTP to read about Rory and say some prayers for him.
Have a great afternoon.
Wags, Noreen & Hunter

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
ditto what Scotsmad said! Am praying for a decent stiff breeze to go that way and have already got darling Rory on my prayer list... Hugs and wags, YAM-aunty xxx

Poodle At Play said...

Well that's no fair...something so icky almost looks like a pretty fog...but it's not. How tricksy! Hope that storm pulls through to make it all go away.

Anonymous said...

Thats, bad, hey how about Home depot and lowes firing up all their fans and sending that stuff to idaho were it will be gone!

The Mad Scots

Cara n Crew said...

yoW! lookit all those cards! :D we get yucky air here sometimes in summer and fall from ag pollution - field burns and stuff like that. We don't think it's quite as bad as what you get with the inversion layer. yuck! we'll keep our paws crossed that a storm will brew up for you guys yet. We're off to visit your POTP page and Rory.

Pip, Smidgen, Minnie, Hollie

Wyatt said...

Sorry about your In-Fur-tion. Hope it blows away soon.
Love your card door and banister.

Wyatt and Stanzie

bichonpawz said...

We are very sorry to hear about your air, but you really do live in a gorgeous area!! WooHoo .... LOVE all those cards!! We will go and visit the POTP Page for Rory. xo Chloe and LadyBug