snow snorkeling

Yesterday while headed back home on my run, I noticed lots of little holes in the snow and funny little trails all over the bike path.  It took me a bit to realize that they were from some kind of rodent running around in the snow...probably voles.  

It didn't take long for Kiva to catch the smell of them, and soon she was looking for one every time we passed a hole.  

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Then I turned it into a game which sent her snorkeling in the snow - she would plunge her face in where there was a hole and look around.  She never found anything, but once she actually started frantically digging in the snow and ice.  

I'm glad we can keep each other entertained while we are out running!