Our snow-covered yard is pitted with holes and divots. A frozen crust makes it challenging to walk, let alone run.
But it’s March already. And we’re tired of winter. Tired of snow. Tired of snowpebbles stuck in between paws. Tired of single digit temperatures and double gloved hands.
I think Jasper and Lilah agree.
New fallen snow often brings out the puppy in my dogs. They romp and bounce and chase. But now they crash through the snow crust, trip in frozen footprints, and slip on slick surfaces. Even for dogs, there can be too much of a good thing.
Spring is just around the corner. That’s what I keep telling myself. And the dogs. Until then, I think they just want to stay inside and curl up on the couch. I don’t blame them.
Are you or your dogs ready for spring?
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About the author: Susan C. Willett is a writer, photographer, and blogger whose award-winning original stories, photography, poetry, and humor can be found at Life With Dogs and Cats. She lives in New Jersey with three dogs and four cats (all rescues) and at least a couple of humans — all of whom provide inspiration for her work. Refusing to take sides in the interweb’s dogs vs. cats debate, Susan enjoys observing the interspecies interaction among the varied inhabitants of her home — like living in a reality TV show, only furrier. In addition to Life With Dogs and Cats, you can find more Lilah, Jasper, and Tucker (and the rest of the gang) on Haiku by Dog™, Haiku by Cat™, and Dogs and Cats Texting.