The anemic Nor'easter left a paltry four inches of powder on Buster's backyard domain. Still, it was time to make some progress on his greatest engineering problem: Yellow Wilson + White Snow = Disappearing Wilson.
For a long time, you silly humans thought that we dogs were colorblind. Well, not exactly! A research project at the University of California, Santa Barbara in the late 1980's resolved the question forever: WE CAN SEE COLORS. Just differently! Some things stand out: like a brown chipmunk among amber leaves. Other things don't. Like a yellow Wilson in white snow!
Note the rapt anticipation of our Wonder Dog--the sense of imminent Wilson-bliss--as he torments his poop-scooping dad into tossing his favorite yellow orb.
Note the momentary sense of confusion as Wilson disappears into the white fluff.
Dad dutifully puts aside his scooper and pulls Wilson out of the snow, exposing its distinguishing Yellowness for the Buster. "I can DO this!" says he.
The ball sails over to the middle of the backyard and is sucked beyond the event horizon of a black hole in space, the information regarding its former existence permanently lost! Oh, grief!
Perchance, Wilson was eaten by the rabid Bamboo grove. Or Wilson went to that place containing single socks and car keys...
Buster's little brain will remember, even next spring, the exact spot where Wilson disappeared. But his short attention-span demands action now. Dad can no longer endure the torture of his barking, so Wilson's stunt-double is produced!