Monday, January 14, 2013

Brrrr it's been cold!

As I write this, Zinfandel is looking at me like, "Why aren't we going on our morning walk?" It's minus 1 out, that's why. We need to wait until it gets a bit warmer. As predicted this past summer, Zinfandel prefers the cold to the heat. She loves to play in the snow and doesn't mind below freezing temps., at all! Two weekends ago, we went to Grand Lake, CO. It was minus 21 at night and barely 20 at the highest point of the day. She didn't mind at all, she just loves to play in the snow and cold. This past weekend was frigid in Denver and she was up for the doggie park and our normal golf course runs. She just isn't sure why we end sooner than normal! Her face will be coated in snow and ice and she's ready for yet another throw of the Fire Hose.

The cold is just fine with Zinfandel, at Grand Lake, CO
We're glad that doggie park went so well on Saturday. The previous Friday, we were attacked by another dog while walking on leash. Zinfandel has always been a soft dog and it took lots of work to get her to be brave when she was a puppy. Luckily, with lots of 'safe' dog exposure she seems to be coming out of this latest hurdle just fine. She was running up to other dogs, even big black ones, like the on that attacked her, with her toy and trying to get them to play with her. When on leash and an off-leash dog comes up to her, she is still a bit submissive, but at least she greets the dog and doesn't try to hide. Ah, the life of puppy raising, one step forward, one step back.

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