Rowan O’Roark

Most deserving of holidays, celebrating man’s best friend.

My pup, Ro is certainly there for me – sickness & in health, long hike or short neighborhood stroll, snowy winters or hot smoldering summers – he’s got my back & I’ve got his.  His natural curiosity & intense need to protect [us] from neighbors (& dogs) passing our windows at night – HA! – he’s a good one.  Love ya to the moon & back Ro Ro 🙂


National Dog Day serves to help galvanize the public to recognize the number of dogs that need to be rescued each year, and acknowledges family dogs and dogs that work selflessly each day to save lives, keep us safe and bring comfort. Dogs put their lives on the line every day – for their law enforcement partner, for their blind companion, for a child who is disabled, for our freedom and safety by detecting bombs and drugs and pulling victims of tragedy from wreckage.


Millions of dogs are killed each year because they’re simply unwanted, says Colleen Paige, founder of National Dog Day. They’re unwanted because no one realized how to properly care for the demands of the breed. They’re unwanted because they were bought as a Christmas gift for a child that didn’t keep their promises about caring for the dog…unwanted because they shed too much…unwanted because they bark too much. UNWANTED…simply because someone changed their mind. All a dog wants to do is love and protect you. That’s all. Dogs are amazing, courageous, sensitive and sentient beings that deserve compassion and respect. Please consider bringing what was once considered “unwanted love”, into your heart and home on National Dog Day!”




Ro tug-o-war battle


High of 67 yesterday, woke this morning to SNOW – not the 1-3 inches forecasted, but a whopping 10 inches!!  Wet heavy snow falling 2” per hour.  BLIZZARD WARNING: high winds, white-out conditions.  Good day to own a Jeep 🙂

Good day ⇨ Better day?  Receiving a text from your boss saying: SNOW day, work is closed.  That’s happened…well, never.  Even our mega airport, DIA (Denver Int’l Airport), closed – first time in 10 years.  WOW!

Don’t have to be a kid to appreciate a SNOW day 🙂


Changed into PJs & fried up a half dozen eggs – SNOW DAY protein breakfast!  Yum!

Later hiked thru knee-deep snow ‘round Hecla Lake, sharing off-leash quality time with my best bud Ro.


Day’s final tally – 20.3 inches.  FAAANNNTASTIC!





Record-smashing spring snowfall pounds Boulder

City sees 16.4 inches of snow — equal to the average snowfall for all of March


A monster snowstorm dumped a record-breaking 16.4 inches of snow on Boulder on Wednesday while crippling cities all along the Front Range and stranding would-be spring break travelers.


That Boulder snowfall, as reported by meteorologist Matt Kelsch, shatters the record for snowfall on March 23, which was 10.6 inches set in 2013.


In fact, Wednesday’s dump exactly equaled Boulder’s average March snowfall for the past 30 years, and comes on top of last week’s 15-inch snowfall.


Official totals:


Boulder: 16.4 inches


Longmont: 15.4 inches


Nederland: 23.5 inches


Louisville: 20.3 inches


Lafayette: 19 inches


Blizzard shuts down Denver International Airport

Officials shut down Denver International Airport on Wednesday, canceling over 1,000 flights after a mega snowstorm temporarily knocked out power and created conditions unsafe for plane takeoffs and…



Such a terrible Denver Blizzard Snow Day, my first experience in this city. With tons of cars strayed off the roads, accidents made many cars stranded, very poor visibility (0.3 miles) and schools, shopping malls closed today.


Denver International Airport has been closed on Wednesday “until further notice” as the hub deals with extreme winter weather and recovery from morning…


This is crazy….chains required within the city

Denver socked in: I-70, I-25 and I-76 closed in all directions from metro area – The Denver Post: CDOT’s alert:  All CMV must chain up and passenger vehicles must use chains, snow tires, 4WD through Denver area on I-25, I-70, C-470, I-225, Hwy 83, I-270, I-76 and US 285.



While I’m chasing marathon #40 this weekend in New Hampshire, bromance continues at home.

Ash sent a short video of Marty, excited ‘bout Ro’s weekend sleepover.  I shot a similar response from Rowan…then mashed both videos with a 3rd from the weekend, of the boys romping in Ash & Tom’s backyard.   Good day to be dog – love these 2!  🙂



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