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Sunday, March 2, 2014

Inclement Weather fun?


Snow on January 1, 2014 - 2 months ago!




We've had a lot of snow this winter.
Even more than last winter, and of course, winter isn't over yet.

 I would show a picture of today but it's so cold out the camera doesn't want to work and standing outside makes me want to cry, just a little, as I think of all the glorious bulbs I've planted out there and that I won't see for a loooong time yet.








Gracie's nose has to be covered by a blanket

It's been very cold (- 27 to - 45 with windchill.) Snow by itself isn't too bad because we can still get out and walk a bit. When the temperature gets too low though, then dog paws start to freeze and unfortunately, we've yet to find a way to keep dog booties on for more than half a dozen steps. Gracie also believes that when the temps hit a certain low point, the only place she should be is under a blanket. She doesn't like the cold nipping at her nose.





Lil chewing a bone - she'd eat a cow a week if we let her

While there are a number of indoor options for us, including a range of toys and games, the current favorites are a) licking peanut butter out of hollow bones and b) practicing a little obedience in return for dog biscuits.


I thought it might be fun to share - what do the pups in your house like to do when the weather makes it difficult to spend much time outside?








12 comments:

  1. Naps, games, learning new tricks or taking old ones to a new level, and snuggling. Those are all our favorites when we can't go outside for walks or play.

    We see you have lots of snow too! Too bad it's too cold to play in. :(

    I too am thinking about my perennials under that thick blanket...

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  2. Memories - of my beautiful flowers...
    Hope you see some sign of life in your yard soon!

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  3. Holy cow!!! That is cold. Spring will get there, hopefully sooner rather than later.

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    1. Spring, they tell us, is still scheduled to appear for at least 2 days.
      At some very future date.
      The wind has not been our friend....

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  4. We are of over winter here!!! Vine on spring
    Retro rover

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    1. It's good to know that spring is alive and well somewhere :-)

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  5. We had some needed rain in California last week, then the storm moved across the country and dumped snow on everyone. We are sorry about that. We are not used to being housebound. After the storm left, spring came back to us. I'm sure it isn't far behind for you to enjoy soon.

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    1. Time is relative I guess; what's six more weeks of winter? :-)

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  6. We have had so much rain, so every toy in the house comes out, a kong gets filled and she has to play with me for hours.. Yeah, not a bad life :) xxoxxx


    Mollie and Alfie

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    1. Sounds like a good deal Mollie. Sometimes people need a break from what they're doing, so they can play with a dog and they don't even realize it. Silly people :-)

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  7. Nap. That's their favorite activity when the weather is "bad." KONGs rank up there, too. However, all three never mind putting on their insulated dog coats (and Jeffie wears boots) and heading outside. I have to keep an eye on them or they'll stay out too long. Especially Rudy. He gets very depressed when it's just too cold or when it's raining. Poor boy.

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    1. I wish Gracie didn't have such an aversion to wearing boots and coats - she'll even seek out boots when no one is wearing them just to try and kill them. Her tender tootsies don't appreciate the really cold weather.

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