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Extra Spring in Her Step

November 20th, 2014

Terrible T is a winter dog, which is understandable with the thick double coat. Once the weather dips down into the teens she’s a completely different dog. It’s like she’s a puppy again with boundless energy.
Tara in Snow 9
Tara in Snow 7
Tara in Snow 5
Tara in Snow 2
Tara in Snow 1
Tara in Snow 6
She rolls in the snow and has a GREAT time. I can’t take her on hikes in the summer, she’s simply too hot. Now that the weather has cooled down we’ve been taking hikes in the afternoon. She had a grand time sniffing deer trails, peeing on fox scat, and rolling in the snow. I can’t blame her, I love the cold as well. Back when I was a runner I much preferred running when the temperature was below 30.

Do you like the cooler weather?

6 Comments to “Extra Spring in Her Step”
  1. kristin @ going country on November 20, 2014 at 6:12 am

    Most definitely. And our collies are like your dog–super frisky as soon as it cools down in the fall, practically comatose in the summer heat.

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  2. Brittany on November 20, 2014 at 1:48 pm

    I do, I do. I always tell people that in summer you can only take so much off to be comfortable (unless you wish to be arrested, lol) but in the winter you can layer up and achieve warmness.

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  3. Jaye Whitney on November 21, 2014 at 8:21 am

    Yes, I too love the winter months! They seem to be overlooked and frowned upon, but I feel that they’re the natural order of things. While the cold presents its own challenges, it’s an opportunity to rest a bit to prepare for the coming spring.

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  4. PennyAshevilleNC on November 21, 2014 at 10:59 am

    So fun to see Tara playing! I don’t love the cold exactly, but I do love being cozy and slowing down.

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  5. Charlie@Seattle Trekker on November 21, 2014 at 7:49 pm

    Such joy and fun…Love the photos.

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  6. Mrs. H on November 21, 2014 at 11:08 pm

    Tara is so cute. My dog, a border collie/beagle mix, enjoys snow also; the cold does make him frisky sometimes.

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