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  • cjcbcjcb
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  • LilikoiLilikoi
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    Post edited by Lilikoi at 2016-11-17 22:01:46
  • JuniJuni
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    We had a heavy snowfall here last week, with complete traffic chaos following. All inner city buses were cancelled and some schools closed. Juni loves snow like most dogs and it takes forever because she wants to sniff in every foot print and paw print she sees.
    But this time because the snow was so deep and heavy she found it difficult to find any good toilet spots. The snow went over her belly in her usual spots. So that part also took forever...
  • ObizaObiza
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  • ObizaObiza
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    I spoke too soon! By Wednesday we'll have over a foot. On our nightly walk tonight Rusty was sniffing everything and jumping in the drifts. The howling wind and snow flurries don't seem to phase him at all.
  • @Obiza-Your Rust looks so happy walking in the snow!! My Quakey absolutely loves the snow. He runs around, sniffs, and eats the snow and then is happy to continue on our aerobic walk. Quakey picked the right Pet Mum because I love snow too so we continue our aerobic walks no matter the weather conditions!
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    Post edited by Obiza at 2016-12-03 19:06:12
  • cjcbcjcb
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  • ObizaObiza
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    The weather has gotten very extreme here now. Negative temperatures with wind gusts up to 50mph and snowfall mixed in. We barely started our evening walk and had to turn around because he was shaking and it took 4 tries to get him to go potty this morning. He was barely out for 5 minutes and came back limping. I am reconsidering getting him boots and a vest now and hoping he'll just suck it up once the walk starts. For anyone influenced by this blizzard, please be safe!
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  • LilikoiLilikoi
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    Where I live in Idaho finally got tonssss of snow, and yesterday got down to just short of -30 Fahrenheit. :-O but I'm currently in Texas where it's 80 and Ozzy's losing all of his undercoat! Gonna be chilled when we return home in January..
  • ObizaObiza
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    That's going to be quite the adjustment for both of you! I think I'd take it worse than Rusty would. It's finally gotten back in the positive double digits in North Dakota so we've been able to take our nice hour long hikes in the evening. But it looks like state will get slammed with a Christmas blizzard. Fortunately we'll be in Wisconsin where it's going to be a soggy one it sounds like :-)
    Post edited by Obiza at 2016-12-23 14:46:00
  • LilikoiLilikoi
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    We just got back from Texas, and Ozzy can hardly handle the cold here atm lol. He blew his entire undercoat and it's currently about -20 f, supposed to get down to -30 later today. I think I'm gonna get him some boots, he can barely walk when he's outside at the moment. He just hops around and cries and lays down to avoid standing on his paws. :( even with mushers secret. But he does better when wearing his coat haha. For now he doesn't want to be outside much... we had a super fast-paced walk and are playing lots of fetch inside. :P
    Post edited by Lilikoi at 2017-01-05 19:53:05
  • ObizaObiza
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    It's been cold here again too. Each time it warms up it snows more! We have 5' drifts in places. Fortunately he doesn't seem to eager to use them to his advantage to escape the fence... and honestly the snow is so dry he'd probably just sink :P Rusty really isn't much for toys or fetch but he's taken interest suddenly in one of the toys we bought him months ago and has been chasing it around the house.

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