No Foxy, you definitely should not give him a little nip. You will be in a great deal of trouble if you do that. And even though he seems to be great and powerful, Dad did not order the ice storm - or any other weather for that matter.
Now stop being a baby. You're 5 after all. You have a new family here. You have new friends. Send a note to your Mom and friends in Florida. Send it with Dad - you can bet he'll be at the track a time or two or more if his
$20 holds up.
I will come to visit you while he is gone. Promise.