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The Adventures of Bitey Dog!

It's Cooooold Outside!

January 7th 2014 4:38 pm
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This morning, when it was still super cold out (around -12), I asked Geordie if he wanted me to put his coat on him before we went outside. He said yes and actually stood still for me to put it on him. When I opened the door, he flew outside and pooped right away. (Trust me, that is a rarity for him!) Then this evening, he came to me again, asking to go out. I asked him about wanting to wear his coat, and he said yes. (His fur still isn't very thick after losing so much of it to his allergies. Baldie!) So, I took him out, and he ran across the snow to do a big pee. Afterwards, I tried to get him to come inside right away, but he said no. This usually means he has to poo, so I tried to walk him around a bit. Unfortunately, it was too cold for him, and he started to curl up into a ball. You can see the pain on his little face when this happens! I grabbed the nearest paw to see if it needed to be thawed, but it wasn't icy like they usually are when he cringes like this. I tried to get him to run for the house again, but he kept saying that he had to poo. Oh dear! My poor guy had to go, but he couldn't stand to be on the ground to do it! I finally picked him up and brought him back inside. My thought was to warm him up until he could go out quickly and take care of business. Then I remembered those boots I bought him a long time ago. I asked if he wanted "socks", and he said yes, so I dug them out. He actually didn't fight me when I put them on him, and when we went outside, he acted as if he were totally comfortable. He walked around a little while, then he did his business, then he did that scratch dance thing. He didn't want to come in right away because he wanted to bark at a neighbor's car. What a difference it made when my boy was warm! Thank heavens it isn't going to be this cold again tomorrow. We should be able to go back to our normal, wardrobe routine.


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Barked by: ♥ Anya ♥ (Dogster Member)

January 7th 2014 at 5:17 pm

Don't know of anywhere it is warm! Glad you were able to do your business safely. Hopefully, tomorrow will be warmer!

Barked by: Tessa (Dogster Member)

January 8th 2014 at 3:26 pm

So glad the boots did the trick! This may sound strange but we read somewhere in Cairn literature that Cairns have sensitive feet! You would never guess it since Cairns are such champion diggers. Mom says we are an embarrassment when we have to walk through a little bit of gravel parking lot, like she is dragging us through hot coals. People are probably wondering what is she doing to those dogs?!
Barked by: Geordie (Dogster Member)

January 8th 2014 at 3:38 pm

I didn't realize we Cairns had sensitive feet! And Anya, I sure hope it warms up a little so I don't have to hurt my paws on the ice. : ( Stay warm, friends!
Barked by: Bailey NWD (Dogster Member)

January 9th 2014 at 3:39 am

The other day I wore a sweater when it was so cold and mom has considered buying me boots but she does not think I will wear them. That is great that you were so well dressed for the cold.
Barked by: Geordie (Dogster Member)

January 9th 2014 at 1:56 pm

Trust me, if it weren't so cold, I wouldn't have worn those boots. I really don't care for them

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