Weather update January 29, 2010

We did finally get some snow that started yesterday but then the winds started. Blew pretty hard all night so it is hard to say if there was any accumulation.
Right now, 11am, the temperature here at Cozy Cove Cabins is a minus 2 degrees and if the wind is blowing at 20mph, which it feels like, then the wind chill is at minus 40? 😯 I did check Bishops weather station in town and the wind there is only at 13mph…
I took this picture from our back deck this morning.

If you are coming up to ride this weekend, be prepared ❗ Trail master is saying that the trails are still in good condition, especially to the north.

Snow dance needed!

What a beautiful weekend it has been. It has not been higher then 28 here at Cozy Cove, but the sun made it feel warmer. Today, we have been walking around with only a T shirt on. (& of course pants:wink:) Most did well ice fishing although no big ones to report. Snowmobiling was also excellent as the trails, groomed to “perfection” were made even better by the sun softening the snow. At least that is what we were told.

But alas, the weather forecast from Bangor is saying freezing rain tonight and rain tomorrow then they say it will get colder with a possibility of snow later in the week. We are hoping that it stays cold enough up this way tomorrow for it to snow more then rain. SO put on your best SNOW boots and do a little snow dance for Jackman ❗

January 2010 QUOTES from our Guests

It is early in the month yet to be posting Journal entries for January but this entry from Laurie says a few volumes as to what most are saying about their time riding in Jackman. I will update this at the end of the month also.

Cabin #8 January 15
Arrived at 2pm, cloudy 29 degrees mist ended by 3, snowmobiles were unloaded and ready to go as well as all supplies stocked. We decided to ride the Canadian Border Riders Loop and took a side loop as well for a 52 mile ride. Good decision ❗ ! 20 miles into the ride we enjoyed a WINTER WONDERLAND with several inches of snow covering the trees. It was worth the stop at Sandy Stream Mountain (BR North). All trails were excellent with the exception of 100 yards on the town trail, smooth but bare ground. No problem..turn around and fill your track with snow. Returned to the Cozy Beaches at 5:30ish. Cheese, crackers pepperoni wine and relaxation before heading to supper…we-ll let you know more when we return. What a great afternoon ❗ ! Decided to cook at home, a few beers, talked with Steve. Went to Pittston Farm Saturday. Trail was great to excellent going and returning. Stopped at the Northland pub for some sharing of the days stories with locals and New Englanders. Great steak and Veal at Schmooses. Hit the sack early to rise and pack, check out so we can hit the trails before returning home to beat the storm.
Dean and Laurie from Sanford, Me

Ode to Murphy Part 2

In not trying to overload anyone with all of these pictures on one post, but these are a few more to share.

The next ones are some of “she was just so damn cute” pictures. She LOVED playing Frisbee and often had 2 toys in her mouth. She put up with Mom dressing her on Steeler day, Halloween or Christmas. But my favorite is her after a bath all snuggled under a blankie.


Playing, chasing, catching, running was pretty much all she wanted to do.


This past summer, Nancy brought her life size dolls up for a visit and once, as we posed Jesse at the campfire, Murphy went up to him, tucked her head under his hand, (you know how she did that) and sat there waiting for him to pet and love her. All she ever wanted was to be loved and petted even if only by a doll. 😆


Ode to our Murphy

It has been a week since our loss and even though I no longer walk around her bed that is not there, I still catch myself looking where I walk so I do not trip on her toys or holding the door open a few seconds longer as I leave a room. Murphy was always with one or both of us: Judging the floats on 4th of July, helping supervise cabin repair, Kayaking with me, jet skiing with Steve, plus on any road trip.


so it used to be that if I could not find Steve, I just had to look out and see which cabin Murphy was next too. Now, it is harder to find each other. We still miss having her under foot but we are adjusting.

We wanted to thank our families, friends, guests and even those guests we have not met yet, who have emailed, called, or added comments on our Facebook Page for your kind supportive words and memories of Murphy. Although it refreshed our tears each time as you shared stories or pictures of her, your words and memories brought us joy. We know she was loved by many.

“Until one has loved an animal, part of their soul remains unawakened.”

I would like to share some of the images we have of Murphy since we came to Cozy Cove Cabins. She was a big part of our lives and our best welcoming committee. Many who stayed with us, asked about her before even greeting us…we understood that. SO these 1st two collages are some shots of her and the friends she made.

Murphy loved other dogs, always preferring to be chased. She would run and play for hours with them. Even with the littlest of dogs…she was gentle and sweet.


She often kept watch out for our guests: swimming next to a friend on a kayak, help a guest get their boat out, watching so someone did not get sunburned, or at minimal, be sure they all had a good time. I think her favorite may have been Lilly as she was the only person ever able to get Murphy to drop a ball. 🙂


So as to not overwhelm you, the rest will be on Part 2.

Our Murphy Girl


It is with a sad and very heavy heart that I must share this with you today.

Our Murphy girl fell last week and hurt her leg. Even though she was not bearing weight on her leg, she did not seem to be in any pain. Our vet said to keep her off the leg and see how she did.
We took her in today and the X-ray showed a fracture on the femur, just above the kneecap. This was related to a bone tumor and the cancer had probably already spread. Our choices were to amputate the leg and hope that the cancer had not spread, or to let her go.

It was a horribly hard choice to make but we chose to let her go. This tumor is something that must of been painful for her for a while and yet, we never knew. At 15ish, we thought arthritis was our only concern. Her energy and playfulness was constant and continued even when she could only get around on 3 paws. Just Saturday, only a few days after the fall, she wanted to run and play with a guest dog, which of course, we would not let her do. It would be hard to imagine her life without playing.

Murphy LIVED to play with people, toys other dogs. She was the most gentle lovable dog I have ever met and we know that she will be missed. We know that if there is a doggy heaven, she is probably wishing she could have taken her frisbee 🙂 with her.

We have taken oodles of pictures and videos of our girl and each one is cuter then the next. I have tried to put together a couple collages of our baby girl but can go no further today. Check back later.

All week after her fall, we knew she needed to be near us so we made a bed for her in the office. As she felt better, she would get herself up and lay next to the door when we were out doing cabins. We got concerned that she may do more harm so we let her come with us to the cabins. Even on 3 paws, she insisted on hopping around to be by our side. This is a few of her last week with us