(Want to thank everyone for the comments, I agree that letting her have puppies is not a responsible thing to do. I think we should get her fixed too.) Yuppers, our Esther is in heat. She is about 9 years old and Rich thought she couldn't come into heat anymore. But lately she has been... "ahem", paying more attention to her private areas and sure enough now she is leaving little notes all over. Now personally this is like hell for me because I cannot stand dogs licking themselves. Big dogs, even worse. It is all I can do not to scream when they begin lop, lop, lopping away! I have to yell at them or leave the room or I will go nuts. So needless to say, Esther is really making me a basket case right now! There is a male across the street who is part Sharpei, Chow and lab maybe. His name is Dex and he is a beautiful big boy. I asked his owner and she said she would talk to her hubby, but I haven't heard back. No, I am not breeding her to stop the licking by the way. I probably won't do it anyhow because we have enough to deal with without puppies too!
The snow storm was a bit of a dud. We only got about 7 inches of snow. We got a mix in the afternoon and the forecast said it wasn't going to do that, but it did. Have a nice day everyone!