The Adventures of Bitey Dog!
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.