I remember the excitement of the very rare snowfall in California. It's never that exciting here.
We get half a dozen storms per year, unfortunately it's not enough for some folks around here to learn how to drive in them. I learned to drive in Idaho so snowy roads don't bother me.
Regarding dogs & killers, I remember right after Nicole Brown Simpson was murdered. I couldn't believe OJ would do something like that & leave his kids alone in the condo w/ their mother bloodied & dead outside. Then a local news team showed video of Nicole's Akita's reaction to OJ & that dog was cowed. I instantly recognized that body language & I knew he did it.
We had a rare lightning storm the other morning & a house in my neighborhood was struck & caught fire.
We've had to clear our property line twice, so far, for fire protection. But our insurance company dropped our fire coverage anyway cuz we were just designated as living in a wildfire zone. Had to get a separate policy from a different company, of course more $$$.