Your life in photos

The Hopkins family dogs Stella, left, and Delilah frolic in the snow during the Thanksgiving storm in the Anza Valley. Daniel Hopkins photo

The unprecedented storm that wreaked havoc all over the mountain communities and dumped record rainfall in the valleys did not stop some furry friends from enjoying the white stuff Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, Nov. 28.

As vehicles slipped on ice, tree branches cracked with the weight of the snow and social media reverberated with the latest news, these animals remained oblivious, and intent on making the best of the fleeting snowfall.

Idyllwild received as much as 2 feet of snow, while places in the Anza Valley accumulated nearly a foot. Road conditions were dangerous and record numbers of accidents were reported. Many stayed home, not wanting to risk heading down the mountain for Thanksgiving gatherings at the lower elevations.

In the meantime, the pets seemed not to mind as their owners snapped these pictures of all the fun.

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