The Naked Dog Winter Blues

It’s that time of year again, naked in winter time for the short coated canines in your life. Sure, you could buy them coats, but, therein lies the rub. Many dogs take one look at the coat and curl their lips. Mine fall over on the floor and play dead to avoid having their coats put on. They’re honestly not “that” bad,  you guys. Gee!

If I succeed in getting the winter wraps on, two of my five run out into the yard, straight to the caragana trees and run down the outside branches near the ground in an attempt to ditch the coat. They figure if they can get the velcro undone, they can shuck the coat. And people think dogs are dumb? Not!

So, back to being naked in winter. Most days, if they don’t want to go through the agony of getting dressed to go out, they fly out the door, hit the nearest tree or fave pee spot and do their thing. Then comes the elegant ballet of watching a dog or five try to balance on two or less legs, because their feet are cold. One front, one back and weaving in place. Seems I never have my digital camera around at that gymnastic moment and miss out trying to prove to people that my Dalmatian really “can” balance on ONE foot when her pads are cold. That blew me away.

If you have a similarly talented dog, please, by all means let me know and send a picture. I’d love to hear your story as well.

From all of us to all of you, Happy Tails.