Friday, December 13, 2013

Fit Dog Friday: Icy

With the weather here lately, we have been having a strange mix of energy and laziness. The dogs are getting chances to run off leash at the park, of course, and are greatly enjoying the snow. Icy paws and shivering drive us back inside before too long, though. Plus, the ice on the sidewalks means we aren't taking many on-leash walks, especially after dark when it starts getting really cold.

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Jumping the "tree protection area" fence

Those of you in colder areas like Minnesota might laugh at us here, but the fact is, we just aren't used to it. Yes, I have boots I can wear in the snow- but they give me blisters if I got for long walks in them. Yes, the dogs have coats- but they don't have booties that stay on, and their poor feetsies get cold quickly. As for the ice, it isn't just that walking on ice means we might slip, it is that the cars driving by are on ice as well, and I am afraid they might lose control, leave the road, and hit us- and we won't be able to get out of the way quickly.

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Play bounce

So, while we have been making an effort to stay active and get our exercise in (and enjoy the snow while it is here), we are looking forward to it thawing out and our normal winter weather of endless rain coming back. Rain we can deal with, rain we can walk in.

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Prick eared bouncing


  1. it looks so cold and in that case the better thing to do is to stay at home :D warm

  2. I hear you - I don't know what us California dogs would do with snow! Thanks for joining the Hop.

  3. And here I am in the tropics being jealous of all those snow pics...maybe not anymore!!

  4. Hi Y'all!

    Fear of falling on ice or slipping in snow, especially melting snow is one of my Humans "panic fears". She slipped and fell hurting her head while trying to clear a light snow from our mountain driveway. A passing motorist stopped to help her, but ever since she's terrified every time it snows.

    Y'all come by now,
    Hawk aka BrownDog

  5. We feel frozen reading all of your snow and ice posts!