Because of the new, fresh snow (4"/10 cm), bitter cold, and high winds in this area of Kansas, colleges and schools are closed, state, city & county employees have reduced hours. This morning it was 5ºF/-15ºC, with windchill -15ºF/-26ºC. Weather TV said some winds were gusting to 40 mph/64 kmh
So I slathered "Musher's Secret" on Puff's paws as I have every morning for 2 weeks to keep ice balls from forming and, for extra protection from the cold and wind, zipped her into her neoprene Cabela's dog vest. Put on insulated overalls, down jacket, etc., and we took the more heavily travelled roads to get to the parking lot by the nature preserve.
The wind was making drifts, many a foot high, like waves all across the parking lot.
Got on the XC skis and we headed for the trails.
But after only a quarter mile, the cold wind was hurting my face so much that I decided to head back to the car.
As soon as Puff noticed my turn around, she left me and hightailed back to the car staying on its leeward side to get more protection from the wind. She was utterly done with any exploring.
She's never acted like that before, she's always stayed near me unless she's off exploring something.
Last edited by Bob Pr.; 01-07-2010 at 05:18 PM. Reason: add "new, fresh"
Puff [YF, AKC field line (from competing HT/FT breeder) 62 lbs, dob: 8-'01]
Bess [BF, AKC bench line (from competing show breeder) 55 lbs., 1967-1981] "Poor Bess, the Wonder Dog":
Good Girl, Puff! Bob needed you to get back to the car without trying to call you.
Its the wind, Bob. I can go out and enjoy myself (properly clothed) at -20F without the wind. With a wind of 20 mph +10F is too darn cold. HK pretty much agrees.
Hershey Kisses, In charge of getting Ed out to the dog park so that he gets some exercise.
Brrrr! Sounds brutally cold!
I agree with Puff. That's just too cold!
~Veronica and Nikki~
Sweet Emma, 16th of February 1996~26th of November 2010
Always in my heart and soul. Together forever, my love....
Nikki 6 months
Can't say as I blame her !
He is your friend, your partner, your defender, your dog. You are his life, his love, his leader. He will be yours, faithful and true, to the last beat of his heart. You owe it to him to be worthy of such devotion.
Smart girl you have there