Winter Is Here!

It’s been snowing pretty much the entire week and the dogs are absolutely loving it. I have fun going out with them and watching their games of chase around the snow piles and well, which is also covered in snow too. I think they look forward to this time of year because they can run around like crazy nuts and if they fall in the process, it doesn’t hurt.

Aspen and Cessna like digging in the snow, seeing if they can find something – a toy or maybe a little critter. Canyon likes wrestling with them, but he’s usually the one who ends up on his back. Even though he’s not neutered and a bit of a pushy dog, he seems to accept Cessna’s authority and will submit to her without any real effort on her part. His favourite game though is to play fetch. No matter how cold it is or how much snow is falling, he just has to go outside for even a 10 minute game before he can truly relax. It’s nice not having to keep him on a lunge line or flexi leash because I can throw the toy as far as possible and usually tire him out within 15-20 throws. Aspen will try and get to the toy before him, but she really only has a chance when he’s nearing the end of his energy burst or when I decide to practice stays with him. Phoenix isn’t into playing anymore, but likes to walk around the yard and check out the various smells and poop piles (I know he’s disgusting!). Since his diagnosis of Idiopathic Vestibular Disease though, he hasn’t really been given much of a chance to walk around the yard on his own, but over the past few days we’ve let him roam since the snow will cushion any fall he might have. We just follow behind and make sure the others don’t knock him over – they don’t really seem to notice a difference in him, which seems strange to me.

Picture of canyon resting his head on the back seat of the truck.

I can’t believe Santa Paws will be here in just over 12 days!

Until the next time we write, be safe and have some fun in the snow!!

“Snowflakes are one of nature’s most fragile things, but just look what they can do when they stick together.” – Vesta M. Kelly

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